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Osteoarthritis overview

Osteoarthritis, the "wear and tear" arthritis, is common, especially as we age. Causes include ageing joints, previous injuries, and obesity. Symptoms include joint pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis may affect any joint, including the hand, wrist, neck, back, knee and hip. Treatment can include medication and exercise. There is no special osteoarthritis diet, but weight loss may improve symptoms of osteoarthritis.

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Knee and hip replacement increases risk of heart attack

People with osteoarthritis who have knee or hip replacement surgery are at high risk of heart attack in the month following surgery, according to a new study published in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology.

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