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

Nothing. Djd and oa are two descriptions for the same basic process.
OA. Oa and degenerative joint disease are slightly different, but the terms have been used interchangeably as well. A qualified specialist will be able to help you differentiate.

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What are differences between osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease?

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. Read more...

Is degenerative joint disease the same thing as osteoarthritis?

Yes. Arthritis or degenerative joint disease are generic catch all terms applied to all conditions affecting the cartilage inside a joint. There are over a hundred different types of arthritis. Read more...
No. The two should not be used synonymously. While DJD is frequently seen as a radiographic abnormality in aging joints, oa also manifests inflammatory joint damage. Read more...

How do degenerative osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease/degenerative disc disease differ?

Arthritis vrs aging. Degenerative joint disease is an outdated term for osteoarthritis of peripheral joints. Degenerative disc disease is sometimes diagnosed when vertebral spurs are noted. The latter phenomenon, referred to most accurately as spondylosis deformans, is asymptomatic. It may be associated with disc disease, but disc damage does not necessarily cause pain. Read more...

What are my options for degenerative joint disease/osteoarthritis in my temporal mandibular joint?

Few optons. Depending on the damage to the joint, your treatment options range from nsaids, steroids, oral orthotics and surgery. You should consult an orofacial pain dentist or an oral surgeon. Read more...
Many. Many options. Usually conservative. Some require surgery. See TMj expert for guidance Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. Read more...

Can my local primary care doctor treat degenerative joint disease?

Yes. Yes. Degenerative joint disease or 'wear and tear' of the joints responds well to anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or naproxen. Read more...
PCP and DJD. Probably your primary care doc could give you some medications to help. Naproxin or the like in the anti-inflamatory family may help. Depending how far it has gone they can refer you to a reputable surgeon for a surgical opinion. Read more...

Osteoarthritis syndrome is a degenerative form of joint disease. What does it affect?

Virtually all joints. Most joints can be invovled, but some many more times likely than others. Cartilage deteriorates and has little capacity for regneration, since it is devoid of blood flow. Nutrition of cartilage is from diffusion of nutrient fromm blood flowing to adjacent bone and muscle. It can be primary, caused by wear and tear, or be caused by an inflammatory arthritis. Weight bearing joints more likely. Read more...