Systemic osteoporosis is a complex multifactorial disease characterized by usually slow asymptomatic progression until the appearance of bone fractures, which in most cases are the first reliable signs of osteoporosis.
Osteoarthritis is one of the causes of pain and dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint. Most often there is a secondary osteoarthritis of this joint against the background of inflammatory arthropathies.
Unfortunately, osteoarthritis of the joints of the hands is not as thoroughly studied as gonarthrosis and coxarthrosis. This is probably due to the relative good quality of osteoarthritis of this localization.
Coxarthrosis - osteoarthritis of the hip joint. Most often, osteoarthritis affects the upper pole of the hip joint with upper lateral displacement of the femoral head (about 60% of patients with coxarthrosis, men suffer more often than women).
In most cases, the patient cannot accurately indicate the time and reason when the first symptoms of osteoarthrosis appear. A sufficiently long time, even in the presence of histopathological changes and radiographic signs, is asymptomatic.