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What sort of disease is a cartilage disorder?

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Dr. John Stork
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In brief: Joints...

Cartilage is the smooth substance lining most joints.
Some disorders are hereditary, involving production and structure of the cartilage. Much more common are problems like osteoarthritis - a degeneration of the cartilage due to wear and tear, obesity, etc. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease and also can affect cartilage.

In brief: Joints...

Cartilage is the smooth substance lining most joints.
Some disorders are hereditary, involving production and structure of the cartilage. Much more common are problems like osteoarthritis - a degeneration of the cartilage due to wear and tear, obesity, etc. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease and also can affect cartilage.
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