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What does having a degenerative arthritis mean?

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In brief: Arthritis

Degenerative arthritis is a situation where the cartilage which is the gliding surface covering a joint is deteriorating.
This is often a slow progressive process also known as osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease.

In brief: Arthritis

Degenerative arthritis is a situation where the cartilage which is the gliding surface covering a joint is deteriorating.
This is often a slow progressive process also known as osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease.
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Dr. Matthew Enna
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In brief: Wear and tear

Degenerative arthritis is also known as osteoarthritis.
It is the most common form or arthritis. Arthritis means arth - joint - and itis - inflammation. Degenerarive arthritis is wear and tear of the cartilage in a joint over time. This can lead to pain and decreased mobility within a joint.

In brief: Wear and tear

Degenerative arthritis is also known as osteoarthritis.
It is the most common form or arthritis. Arthritis means arth - joint - and itis - inflammation. Degenerarive arthritis is wear and tear of the cartilage in a joint over time. This can lead to pain and decreased mobility within a joint.
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