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What is the main difference between osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Nothing: Djd and oa are two descriptions for the same basic process.
Dr. Jay Joshi
Pain Management 21 years experience
OA: Oa and degenerative joint disease are slightly different, but the terms have been used interchangeably as well. A qualified specialist will be able t... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
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. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 42 years experience
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.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Arthritis vrs aging: Degenerative joint disease is an outdated term for osteoarthritis of peripheral joints.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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Dr. Milton Mintz
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Yes!: Sometimes induced by trauma! at your age.
A 23-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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Karelis
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: With wear and tear (chronic use), the outer layer of cartilage in a joint tends to break down or degenerate.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management 11 years experience
Few optons: Depending on the damage to the joint, your treatment options range from nsaids, steroids, oral orthotics and surgery. You should consult an orofacial... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Karelis
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Yes. Degenerative joint disease or 'wear and tear' of the joints responds well to anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or naproxen.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Virtually all joints: Most joints can be invovled, but some many more times likely than others. Cartilage deteriorates and has little capacity for regneration, since it is ... Read More

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