What is the importance of genetic factors in osteoarthritis (OA)?

Updated: Jun 10, 2020
  • Author: Carlos J Lozada, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Genetic factors are also important in certain heritable developmental defects and skeletal anomalies that can cause congenital misalignment of joints. These may result in damage to cartilage and the structure of the joint.


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