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is degenerative joint disease the same thing as osteoarthritis?

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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 a hundred different types of arthritis.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Osteoarthritis is a degenerative process of the joints.
Answered on Nov 10, 2012
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No: The two should not be used synonymously. While DJD is frequently seen as a radiographic abnormality in aging joints, oa also manifests inflammatory joint damage.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Djd: Yes.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Sheeja Francis
19 years experience Rheumatology
Yes.: Djd is usually description for osteoarthritis changes in the spine.
Answered on Nov 10, 2012

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Dr. Thomas Karelis
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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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Yes!: Sometimes induced by trauma! at your age.
A 36-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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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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