Definition of osteoarthritis in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • Degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone, most common from middle age onward. It causes pain and stiffness, especially in the hip, knee, and thumb joints.

    • ‘But they do know that osteoarthritis is more common as you get older or if you are very overweight.’
    • ‘Some time later I was asked to see a nun who had mild rheumatoid arthritis and well advanced osteoarthritis of both hips.’
    • ‘Both of these regimens have been clearly shown to improve pain and disability in osteoarthritis of the knee.’
    • ‘A worn joint due to osteoarthritis often causes pain in the groin area.’
    • ‘Knee osteoarthritis is a common but often difficult problem to manage in primary care.’