Biomechanics and pathomechanisms of osteoarthritis.

  title={Biomechanics and pathomechanisms of osteoarthritis.},
  author={Christian Egloff and Thomas H{\"u}gle and Victor Valderrabano},
  journal={Swiss medical weekly},
Today, the most frequent chronic musculoskeletal disorder and the leading cause of disability in the elderly is osteoarthritis (OA). Approximately 43 million people in the United States and 15% of the world population are affected. Due to demographic changes, the incidence of OA is rapidly increasing, leading to an ascending socioeconomical and personal burden. Despite the exact cause of OA remains unknown, the pathogenic role of biomechanical dysfunction in OA is well established. For weight… CONTINUE READING


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