Causes of Osteoarthritis
Phillip DePaola, Physician Assistant with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says there are many causes of osteoarthritis, such as a traumatic episode, a mechanical issue, age can play a factor, gender and weight play factors.
“Genetics plays a role. We usually have patients saying their parents had replacements, and if you have active parents, there are chances of being active; that could play a role. It may not be a genetic component.”