A 36-year-old member asked:
how are bone spurs and osteoarthritis different?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Osteoarthritis: Bone spurs are part of most types of arthritis as the joint surfaces enlarge to decrease the pressure per unit area when degeneration sets in. Some forms of arthritis cause erosions, but spurs are typically always part of the form of arthritis we call osteoarthritis.
Answered on Feb 9, 2015
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