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What is the definition or description of: Degenerative joint disease?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Degenerative arthr-

-itis is wearing out of the joint articular cartilage.
It causes spuring which is the body's way of increasing the surface area of the joint trying 2 decrease the #'s/sq inch of pressur on the wt bearing surface. It causes deformity of weight bearing joints such as severe knock knees or bowed legs. Treatable but unrelenting. Ending in total replacement .

In brief: Degenerative arthr-

-itis is wearing out of the joint articular cartilage.
It causes spuring which is the body's way of increasing the surface area of the joint trying 2 decrease the #'s/sq inch of pressur on the wt bearing surface. It causes deformity of weight bearing joints such as severe knock knees or bowed legs. Treatable but unrelenting. Ending in total replacement .
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