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patellofemoral degenerative joint disease

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 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 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Arthritis vrs aging: Degenerative joint disease is an outdated term for osteoarthritis of peripheral joints.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 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 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Yes!: Sometimes induced by trauma! at your age.
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 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Arthritis pain: Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a descriptive phrase for arthritis. DJD involves wear and tear to the articular cartilage of the knee. This proc ... Read More
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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Just what it says: It is osteoarthritis of the facet joints of the spine. These joints help to connect the vertebral bodies.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Degen arthritis: NO - no cure -
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Osteoarthritis: This is likely an inflammatory osteoarthritis. Have her see a rheumatologist.
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 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Estrada Bernard
37 years experience Neurosurgery
Degenerative change: The uncovertebral joint is an interphase of adjacent cervical spine vertebrae located in either side and adjacent to the disc space and opening for ... Read More
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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 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
??: So what is the question ? Yes they do occur and yes they cause some pain.
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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 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes and no: Scoliosis and osteoarthritis, including degenerative discs, are related. Fibromyalgia is not directly related to the other issues.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
DJD DX: Complex good question, let's do 2nd opinion and discuss in detail.

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