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Osteoarthritis  is a form of arthritis that features the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of one or more joints. Cartilage is a protein substance that serves as a “cushion” between the bones of the joints. Among the over 100 different types of arthritis conditions, osteoarthritis is the most common. It is a degenerative joint disease which makes your joint cartilage deteriorate.  Osteoarthritis commonly affects the hands, feet, spine, and large weight-bearing joints, such as the hips and knees.

 

Osteoarthritis occurs more frequently as we age. Before age 45, osteoarthritis occurs more frequently in males. After 55 years of age, it occurs more frequently in females. In the United States, all races appear equally affected. A higher incidence of osteoarthritis exists in the Japanese population, while South-African blacks, East Indians, and Southern Chinese have lower rates. Osteoarthritis is abbreviated as OA or referred to as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease (DJD).

Synexus is conducting a clinical study that may help people with knee or hip joint pain by testing the effectiveness of a different kind of medication designed to treat pain. If you have been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis of your knees or hips, please select the study below to see if you are eligible to take part.

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Osteoarthritis

Hip and Knee Pain Osteoarthritis Clinical Research Study
 

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