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what are differences between osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease?

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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.
Answered on Jun 7, 2013
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