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what is the main difference between osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Nothing: Djd and oa are two descriptions for the same basic process.

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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.
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Yes!: Sometimes induced by trauma! at your age.

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