Common sense is my key to caring for you. Your doctor should explain your condition in a way that makes sense to you. Arthritis is simply cause by wearing away the cartilage that lines the ends of the bones. Cartilage is well designed to decrease friction between two articulating bones and to be a shock absorber. When a joint wears out the lost cartilage is replaced by artificial cartilage made of metal and plastic. See...it is not complicated!
Dr. Amal Das Jr, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics doctor who practices in Hendersonville, NC. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Das Jr is affiliated with Park Ridge Health.