degenerative joint disease

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degenerative joint disease

degenerative joint disease

(Pathology) another name for osteoarthritis


(ˌɒs ti oʊ ɑrˈθraɪ tɪs)

arthritis marked by chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling. Also called degenerative joint disease.
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Noun1.degenerative joint disease - chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints; the most common form of arthritis occurring usually after middle age
arthritis - inflammation of a joint or joints

de·gen·er·a·tive joint dis·ease

n. enfermedad degenerativa de una articulación o coyuntura.
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Hemophilic arthropathy is a degenerative joint disease occurring in patients with hemophilia and is caused by recurrent intra-articular bleeding.
9-12) Periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) is the preferred treatment in young patients (< 40 years of age) with hip dysplasia without signs of degenerative joint disease.
Nine months after the surgery, the patient was able to use the limb properly, but mild degenerative joint disease was observed during the radiographic follow-up (Figure 1C).
Total shoulder replacement, also known as total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA), is a tremendously successful procedure for treating the severe pain and stiffness that often result at the end stage of various forms of arthritis or degenerative joint disease of the shoulder.
The level of evidence the agency looks for includes "hard endpoints of clinical relevance, like reductions in sleep apnea and degenerative joint disease," said Dr.
Many factors are considered as causing recurrence, including proximity to the distal interphalangeal joints, presence of degenerative joint disease, pressure erosions in the radiographs, increased mitotic activity.
They attribute the problems to anatomical variances in the knee structure as well as a higher incidence of osteoarthritis (OA), a degenerative joint disease that wears away the cartilage between the bones.
Patients suffering from this degenerative joint disease either go through a total joint replacement, or are forced to live with pain every day.
It is indicated for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease.
Degenerative joint disease is the most common joint disorder of dogs and cats (Hulse, 1998).
Untreated crystal-induced arthropathy has been shown to cause degenerative joint disease and disability leading to a considerable health economic burden.
1) of patients who underwent hip replacement for degenerative joint disease using metallic prosthesis containing cobalt-chromium alloy and titanium revealed dark brown to black discoloration of the lymph nodes.

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