Orthopedic Care Center | Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of bones wears down over time. While osteoarthritis can damage any joint in the body, the disorder most commonly affects joints in the hands, neck, lower back, knees and hips. Osteoarthritis gradually worsens with time and no cure exists, but treatments can slow the progression of the disease, relieve pain, and improve joint function.

Trinity Health Orthopedic specialists closely examine the affected joint, checking for tenderness, swelling or redness. They may also recommend imaging and lab tests, which include both X-rays and Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Osteoarthritis symptoms can be relieved by a variety of medications, therapy, and in some cases, advanced treatments and/or surgery.

Lifestyle changes and home treatments may also help reduce osteoarthritis symptoms.



 
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Louba Bouzou PA-C


Louba Bouzou, PA-C, a certified physician assistant, is part of Trinity Health's team of provide --More--

Desiree Desjardins FNP-C


Desiree Desjardins has been a member of Orthopedic Associates since June 2010. She is board certifie --More--

Ravindra Joshi MD


Ravindra Joshi, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who has served the needs of patients in northwestern Nor --More--

Alexandre Kindy MD


Board certified in Orthopedic Medicine, Dr. Alexandre Kindy has been a member of Orthopedic Associat --More--

Paul MacLeod MD, FAAOS


Dr. Paul MacLeod is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery with 25 years of experience caring for peo --More--

Dawn Mattern MD


Dr. Mattern is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. She sees active patients and --More--

Amber Rice DNP-C


Amber Rice joined Orthopedic Associates in 2015 and is a board certified Nurse Practitioner in Adult --More--

E. Dexter Scott MD


Dr. Scott is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery with over 30 years of experience caring for peopl --More--

Donna Verhasselt PA-C


Donna Verhasselt is a certified physician assistant (PA-C) who has been with Trinity Health since 20 --More--