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What is the difference between "inflammatory arthritis" and "inflammatory osteoarthritis"?

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Same

They are both the same thing arthritis and osteoarthritis are synonyms.

In brief: Same

They are both the same thing arthritis and osteoarthritis are synonyms.
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Arthritis

These are usually synonymous terms.

In brief: Arthritis

These are usually synonymous terms.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Mechanism of injury

"inflammatory arthritis" likely refers to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) which is an autoimmune disease whereby the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue.
Osteoarthritis is the natural "wear and tear" that occurs over time to the cartilage in the joints.

In brief: Mechanism of injury

"inflammatory arthritis" likely refers to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) which is an autoimmune disease whereby the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue.
Osteoarthritis is the natural "wear and tear" that occurs over time to the cartilage in the joints.
Dr. Craig Morton
Dr. Craig Morton
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