Compared to joints without injuries, joints with injuries are about seven times more likely to develop arthritis, even if you receive proper treatment for the injury. Post-traumatic arthritis is a subtype of osteoarthritis (OA), a progressive, degenerative joint disease due to wear and tear on the joint.
Any kind of joint injury or trauma can eventually cause post-traumatic arthritis, but dislocations and fractures are the most common. Damage to the bone, cartilage or other joint structures can change the mechanics of the joint, causing the wear and tear to happen more quickly. A joint injury also triggers an inflammatory reaction.
If you have post-traumatic arthritis in Goshen, Elkhart, Middlebury or Nappanee, IN, entrust your care to Goshen Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Our team of board certified, fellowship trained providers is committed to healing your joint pain through our comprehensive, collaborative care.
To make an appointment with our providers for post-traumatic orthopedic care, call (574) 534-2548.