Osteoarthritis: Predisposing Causes
Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Crystal Arthritis
- these pts may have symptomatology at atypical sites of the hand such as the second and third MP joints;
- it can cause subchondral bony erosions and collapse of the articular cartilage, especially at the IP, MP, and wrist joints;
Developmental Dislocation of Hip
- may cause arthritis of the MP joints, wrists, shoulders, hips, and knees;
Neuropathic (Charcot's) arthropathy
Heritable disorders of connective tissue
The coexistence and characteristics of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, November 15, 2012 1:59 pm