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Osteoarthritis is a condition in which the cartilage that protects
and cushions joints breaks down over time. Eventually, the bones, formerly
separated by cartilage, rub against each other. This results in damage to the
tissue and bone, which causes the painful joint symptoms of
The joint space in this hip joint is narrowed due to cartilage
loss and bone spur formation.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerStanford M. Shoor, MD - Rheumatology
Current as ofOctober 31, 2016
Current as of:
October 31, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Stanford M. Shoor, MD - Rheumatology
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