How Does Age Affect My Risk Of Developing Osteoarthritis?

Dr. Roy Altman answers the question: 'How Does Age Affect Osteoarthritis Risk?'

— -- Question: How does age affect my risk of developing osteoarthritis?

Answer: When we look at the risk factors for < osteoarthritis, age is the most prominent risk factor. The older you are, the more likely the risk. So that someone at the age of 40 has a little bit of risk, someone at the age of 80 has a greater risk. Indeed, if you get to the age of 80 -- and many of us are these days -- the risk of having osteoarthritis is almost 80 percent.

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