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diffuse degenerative joint disease

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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Surgery: The only way to truly "cure" arthritis is to remove the worn joint, and replace it with a prosthetic one. Having said that, there are many things that ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
OSTEOATHRITIS: Degenerative arthitis is not the best name for this arthritis. We like to use the term osteoarthritis since joints are not degenerating or falling apa ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Cartilage Breakdown: The hallmark feature of DJD is cartilage breakdown. This may be associated with joint stiffness, pain, joint deformity, changes in the adjacent bone ... 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Arthritis vrs aging: Degenerative joint disease is an outdated term for osteoarthritis of peripheral joints.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 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 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You have arthritis: In the spine effecting multiple vertebras, that could lead to pinch nerve in the back or the neck area.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Wear and tear: Since we are bipeds and walk upright, our discs support a great deal of pressure. Over time the support fibers (annulous fibrosis) may fray or split ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
DJD w osteophytes: Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is the normal "wear and tear" kind of arthritis that we are all going to get as we get older in our most used joints. ... Read More
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 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 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Facet arthropathy: The facets are the joints between the posterior parts of adjacent vertebral bodies. Diffuse facet arthropathy means generalized degenerative arthriti ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
Aging: There are disks in your spine between the bones, that function as a type of padding. As we get older they dehydrate to some degree (degenerate). As ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Wear and tear: Since we are bipeds and walk upright, our discs support a great deal of pressure. Over time the support fibers (annulous fibrosis) may fray or split ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Bone spurs: Like the mineral deposits that collect over the decades on our plumbing... http://www.grhealth.org/neuroscience-center/spine/spine-glossary/content ... Read More
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Yes!: Sometimes induced by trauma! at your age.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tibor Becske
30 years experience Neurology
Unlikely: It depends on your job and on your discs. We all will have disc disease as we get middle aged or older. To what extent a job contributes is hard to kn ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clive Segil
57 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: Usually as the result of an aging spine the tiny facet joints are the same as all the other small joints in the body which over time begin to ache.
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 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Disability : The question of disability is a difficult one. Disability is determined not by a specific disease, but instead by what a patient is able or unable to ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Disc herniation: The disc between two vertebrae is made of outer annulus and an inner pulposis. When there is a tear in the annulus some of the pulposis can squeeze ou ... Read More
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