What is osteoarthritis and how is it different from arthritis? What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis? Can you prevent it? Marcy Bolster, M.D. Rheumatologist and Director of the Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, answers common questions about osteoarthritis and discusses treatment options.
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0:00 – Intro
0:19 – What is osteoarthritis?
1:13 – The Difference Between Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
1:30 – Symptoms of osteoarthritis
1:54 – What causes osteoarthritis?
2:23 – Risk Factors
2:55 – What can I do to prevent osteoarthritis?
3:18 – How does it feel to have osteoarthritis?
3:49 – How is osteoarthritis diagnosed?
4:33 – How is osteoarthritis treated?
7:11 – Pharmacological Treatments
7:48 – When should I get surgery?
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