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Are degenerative joint disease and osteoarthritis the same thing?
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Dr. Thomas Karelis
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes
With wear and tear (chronic use), the outer layer of cartilage in a joint tends to break down or degenerate.

In brief: Yes
With wear and tear (chronic use), the outer layer of cartilage in a joint tends to break down or degenerate.
Dr. Thomas Karelis
Dr. Thomas Karelis
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
In brief: DJD is part of OA
Djd is a type of oa.

In brief: DJD is part of OA
Djd is a type of oa.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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