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Generalized Osteoarthritis

By May 25, 2008

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Generalized osteoarthritis develops spontaneously. Generalized osteoarthritis, also referred to as primary generalized osteoarthritis, is characterized by involvement of three or more joints or groups of joints. Most commonly, generalized osteoarthritis occurs in the:

The wrists, elbows, and shoulders are typically not involved in generalized osteoarthritis. Older women are more affected by generalized osteoarthritis than any other group. Read more in What Is Generalized Osteoarthritis?

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