Degenerative Disease

Overview of Osteoarthritis

Arthritis

Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD), or Osteoarthritis, affects cartilage in the joints.  Cartilage is tissue that covers the ends of bones, and allows them to glide over each other safely and to absorb shock.  For people with DJD, this cartilage wears away, causing the bones to rub against one another.  It is very painful and causes […]

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Review of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

About half of all women over 50 will get a fracture related to osteoporosis (CNN). An article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) provides these quick facts: Each year in the United States, hip fractures result in approximately 300,000 hospital admissions and an estimated $9 billion in drug medical costs.  Most […]

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