Mr Michael Moss

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

01243 753032

info@michaelmoss.info

Mr Moss answered the listener's plentiful questions and explained to the presenter what people can do to avoid hip and knee pain as we grow older. 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is a degenerative joint disease that causes deterioration of cartilage between bones. It can be caused by aging, genetics, obesity, and joint injuries from sports, work, or accidents.

In 2012, 92% of hip joints replaced in the UK were needed because of osteoarthritis.

In the same year, 98% of the knee joints replaced in the UK were because the patient was diagnosed with osteoarthritis.