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degenerative joint disease vs arthritis

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Progressive disease: Osteoarthritis (oa) also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis, is a group of mechanical abnormalities invol ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angus Worthing
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Stiff sore joints: Stiffness after sleeping or sitting still, then pain and swelling progress and can end up lasting day and night. A rheumatologist is an expert in DJD ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Yes: The prevalence of degenerative joint disease (DJD) is high in the us. DJD becomes more common with age. The incidence also increases secondary to pr ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
36 years experience Rheumatology
Osteoarthritis (OA): Osteoarthritis (oa) is the most common type of arthritis. The older a person is, the more likely they have oa. Commonly effected areas include finge ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Arthritis vrs aging: Degenerative joint disease is an outdated term for osteoarthritis of peripheral joints. Degenerative disc disease is sometimes diagnosed when vertebr ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Yes!: Sometimes induced by trauma! at your age.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
OA vs DJD: These terms are synonymous. Both implicate the joint as the cause of symptoms, usually pain and stiffness.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not really: Ra is one type of inflammatory arthritis but the are many different types of inflammatory arthritis that are unrelated to ra.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: JRA is arbitrarily defined as rheumatoid arthritis starting before the age 16 and adult RA as starting at age 16 or later. RA does not cause chronic k ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
RA verses autoimmune: There is no verses. Ra is a genetic arthritic disorder that is an autoimmune response. It is a member of a family of other autoimmune collagen or conn ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Naftulin
33 years experience Pain Management
Osteoarthitis: The terms "osteoarthritis" , "osteoarthrosis" and "degenerative joint disease"(djd) are used interchangeably. They all refer to age-related joint det ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Degen arthritis: NO - no cure -
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Degenerative disc disease (ddd) and arthritis are very similar, and often are considered the same. Arthritis, however, is a broader term that can incl ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
They are different: Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune disease that attacks the soft tissue and cartilage in the body's joints. It responds well to specialized ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possible: Loss of calcium and bone density. With continued loss of fat in the stool, calcium and vitamin d may be lost in excessive amounts. This may result in ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
TMD/TMJ: Tmj stands for temporomandibular joint. It is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the base of the skull at two areas or joints. It sometimes refe ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Exercise: Exercise. Regular aerobic exercise, 30 minutes at least three days a week can reduce pain. Strengthen your core muscles (back and tummy). Physical the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
46 years experience Rheumatology
None and all : There are more thar 140 types of arthrtis . Arthritis is a general name used to include all diseases that may affect the joints . Rheumatoid arthritis ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Karelis
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: With wear and tear (chronic use), the outer layer of cartilage in a joint tends to break down or degenerate.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
An autoimmune joint-: An autoimmune joint inflammation which can involve most joints in the upper and lower extremities. The exact trigger is not yet known, but untreated, ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
41 years experience Sports Medicine
DJD Osteoarthritis: Djd and osteoarthritis are the same. They are both degenerative changes in a joint. It is just that some people favor one over the other.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Overuse / Immune sys: Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by one's immune system attacking the joint cartilage, so usually in multiple joints at once. Degenerative arthritis or ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Arthritis or degenerative joint disease are generic catch all terms applied to all conditions affecting the cartilage inside a joint. There are over ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
OA vs DJD: These terms are synonymous. Both implicate the joint as the cause of symptoms, usually pain and stiffness.

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