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What are degenerative joint disease?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Djd

Degenerative joint disease is also known as osteoarthritis and is basically the wearing down of the cartilage cushion in the involved joint.

In brief: Djd

Degenerative joint disease is also known as osteoarthritis and is basically the wearing down of the cartilage cushion in the involved joint.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Scott Naftulin
Pain Management

In brief: Osteoarthitis

The terms "osteoarthritis" , "osteoarthrosis" and "degenerative joint disease"(djd) are used interchangeably.
They all refer to age-related joint deterioration. Factors which may predispose to DJD include genetic predisposition, previous injury to the affected joint and probably environmental exposure (occupation, etc)."disease" is considered by many to be a misnomer.

In brief: Osteoarthitis

The terms "osteoarthritis" , "osteoarthrosis" and "degenerative joint disease"(djd) are used interchangeably.
They all refer to age-related joint deterioration. Factors which may predispose to DJD include genetic predisposition, previous injury to the affected joint and probably environmental exposure (occupation, etc)."disease" is considered by many to be a misnomer.
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