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what are the effects of degenerative joint disease?

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Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Cartilage Breakdown: The hallmark feature of DJD is cartilage breakdown. This may be associated with joint stiffness, pain, joint deformity, changes in the adjacent bone (cysts and bone spurs) and inflammation of the joint. All of these taken together provide a picture of arthritis.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the main difference between osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease?

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Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Nothing: Djd and oa are two descriptions for the same basic process.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the joints mostly involved in osteoarthritis?

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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Neck: Neck (cervical spine), lower back (lumbar spine), knees, hips, hands, ankles and feet.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
I agree with Dr Banipalsin. Also the shoulders quite frequently in my practice.
Dec 3, 2012
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What kind of condition is degenerative joint disease (d.J.D.)?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Progressive disease: Osteoarthritis (oa) also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis, is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving degradation of joint including the cartilage inside the joint and bone supporting it.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What's the upshot of getting degenerative joint disease?

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Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Osteoarthritis (OA): Osteoarthritis (oa) is the most common type of arthritis. The older a person is, the more likely they have oa. Commonly effected areas include finger joints, hips, knees, and feet, and toes, as well as the spine. Symptoms include pain and stiffness. Acetaminophen or anti inflammatory medications are common treatments.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
AS COMPARED TO OTHER INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIC DISEASES OA TYPICALLY DOES NOT AFFECT OTHER ORGANS OF THE BODY. FOR EXAMPLE, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS CAN AFFECT EYES, LUNGS, AND HEART.
Mar 9, 2012
A 36-year-old member asked:

Whats the difference between osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease?

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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.

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