How do you say the word osteoarthritis?

Other words from osteoarthritis

os′te•o•ar•thrit′ic (-thrĭt′ĭk) adj.

What does osteoarthritis mean?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine.

How do you spell severe osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis affecting the joints. Osteoarthritis symptoms can range from mild to severe and can progress over time. In a healthy person, cartilage normally covers the ends of your bones where the joint forms. With severe osteoarthritis, the cartilage erodes and bone rubs on bone.

How do you speak to someone with rheumatoid arthritis?