- chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints
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Disease of the joints, caused by the wearing away of the smooth tissue (cartilage) that covers the ends of the bones, or by abnormal bone growth at the joint.
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Arthritis of middle age characterised by degenerative and sometimes hypertrophic changes in the bone and cartilage of one or more joints and a progressive wearing down of opposing joint surfaces with consequent distortion of joint position usually without bony stiffening called also: degenerative arthritis, degenerative joint disease, hypertrophic
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This is a degenerative condition which affects diarthrodial (synovial) joints and is characterized by loss of articular cartilage, reactive subchondral bone sclerosis (sometimes with subchondral cysts) and the formation of peripheral bony outgrowths â€“ osteophytes. The primary lesion is degeneration of the articular cartilage as a result of i
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see Degenerative arthritis
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The commonest form of arthritis. Also known as 'wear and tear' arthritis. Often this remains localised to just one or two joints. It only effects musculo-skeletal tissues
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A degenerative disease of a joint caused by wear and tear
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Our Osteoarthritis Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis: A type of arthritis caused by inflammation, breakdown, and eventual loss of cartilage in the joints. Also known as degenerative arthritis.Common Misspellings: osteo-arthritis, osteo-arthritus, osteoarthrosis
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Disease of joints due to mechanical trauma. There is major disturbance in homeostasis of extracellular matrix with cartilage degradation (involving matrix metalloproteinases) and loss of normal joint function. Unlike rheumatoid arthritis there is not an autoimmune element and, though there is inflammation, it is generally considered to be secondary
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<pathology> Noninflammatory degenerative joint disease occurring chiefly in older persons, characterised by degeneration of the articular cartilage, hypertrophy of bone at the margins and changes in the synovial membrane. It is accompanied by pain and stiffness, particularly after prolonged activity. ... Origin: Gr. Arthron = joint ... (18 No
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degenerative arthritis noun
chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints; the most common form of arthritis occurring usually after middle age
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(os″te-o-ahr-thri´tis) a noninflammatory degenerative type of arthritis marked by degeneration of the articular cartilage, overgrowth of bone at the margins, and changes in the synovial membrane. Symptoms vary from mild to severe; there may be restriction of movement, but it is usually not as severe as that seen in ...
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disorder of the joints characterized by progressive deterioration of the articular cartilage. It is the most common joint disease, affecting more ... [5 related articles]
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(osteo- + Gr. arthron joint + -itis) noninflammatory degenerative joint disease occurring chiefly in older persons, characterized by degeneration of the articular cartilage, hypertrophy of bone at the margins, and changes in the synovial membrane. It is accompanied by pain and stiffness, particularly after prolonged activity.
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X-ray of a hand affect by osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis most often occurs in the hands (at the ends of fingers and thumbs), spine, knees, and hips Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and is seen especially among older people. Sometimes it is called degenerative joint ...
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Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) is a chronic inflammation of the joints, especially those that bear weight such as the knees and hips, with pain and stiffness.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: os′tē-ō-ar-thrī′tis Definitions: 1. Arthritis characterized by erosion of articular cartilage, either primary or secondary to trauma or other conditions, which becomes soft, frayed, and thinned with eburnation of subchondral bone and outgrowths of marginal osteophytes; pain and loss of function r
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See Degenerative Arthritis.
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A degenerative condition associated with the wearing away of the protective cap of cartilage at the ends of bones. Bone growths or spurs develop, restricting movement and causing pain.
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These are changes in the joints due to wear and tear associated, later, with changes in the synovial membranes and synovial fluids. It is a very common condition and all people as they get older have an element of osteoarthritis in some of their joints. Excessive occupational wear and can lead to OA at a much younger age than is normal.
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Osteoarthritis (OA) also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease or osteoarthrosis, is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving degradation of joints, including articular cartilage and subchondral bone. Symptoms may include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, locking, and sometimes an effusion. A variety of causes—hered
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degenerative joint disease.
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Disease involving the joint cartilage.
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A condition, also called degenerative joint disease, in which there is gradual loss of cartilage of the joints. It is most common after middle age.
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A degenerative condition associated with the wearing away of the protective cap of cartilage at the
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