A 42-year-old member asked:
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are degenerative joint disease and osteoarthritis the same thing?

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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.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
DJD is part of OA: Djd is a type of oa.
Answered on Apr 23, 2012

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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 ... Read More
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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.
A 47-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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