Arthritis (Osteoarthritis / OA) is a Degenerative Joint Disease and Generally Refers to Wear-and-Tear on a Joint
The disorder usually is precipitated by trauma, but can also be caused by other entities such as:
- metabolic abnormalities
- infections, tumors
- congenital or acquired deformities.
This disorder is progressive.
X-rays are extremely useful in determining the severity of degenerative joint disease, however they do not always correlate with clinical symptoms.