Why Did My Joint Wear Out: Ryan M. Palmer, D.O.

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Osteoarthritis of a joint is genetically predetermined. Now that is coupled with extra wear and tear from repetitive work environment or high-impact activities. Certainly, previous injuries that could lead to post-traumatic deformity or post-traumatic wear and tear.

Joints are meant to absorb wear and tear, and that’s what they do well. A large part of if it wears out and if you would require a joint replacement procedure is largely determined by your genetics.

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