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Is degenerative joint disease the same thing as osteoarthritis?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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Dr. Sheeja Francis
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes.
Djd is usually description for osteoarthritis changes in the spine.

In brief: Yes.
Djd is usually description for osteoarthritis changes in the spine.
Dr. Sheeja Francis
Dr. Sheeja Francis
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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Djd
Yes.

In brief: Djd
Yes.
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Internal Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
In brief: Yes
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative process of the joints.

In brief: Yes
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative process of the joints.
Dr. James Marx
Dr. James Marx
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