Osteoarthritis in other joints (hip, elbow, foot, ankle, toes, wrist) after sports injuries

Clin Sports Med. 2005 Jan;24(1):57-70. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2004.08.011.


Osteoarthritis of nonknee joints, although less common than knee osteoarthritis, remains a significant and disabling condition for many present and former athletes. These injuries can be caused by repeated loads or following a specific traumatic event. The resulting pain and loss of motion can limit function and ability. Arthroscopic techniques in many cases enable surgeons to symptomatically treat limitations of range of motion and pain, prolonging active careers. Joint replacement remains the ultimate solution for hip osteoarthritis, and may be a viable option in ankle osteoarthritis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ankle Injuries / complications
  • Ankle Joint / pathology
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement
  • Athletic Injuries / complications*
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Joints / injuries
  • Hip Injuries / complications
  • Humans
  • Joints / injuries*
  • Osteoarthritis / etiology*
  • Osteoarthritis, Hip / etiology
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Toe Joint / injuries
  • Wrist Injuries / complications
  • Wrist Joint / pathology