Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Degenerative Joint Disease Risk Factors

Risk factors for osteoarthritis include:

  • Obesity:
    • The greatest risk factor
  • Age over 50
  • Family history of osteoarthritis
  • Participation in sports
  • Repetitive stress to the joints
  • Joint injuries
  • Poor posture

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Last Updated: Jun 10, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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