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Clinical Definition Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, is more prevalent with age as inflammation and joint injury cause a breakdown of cartilage tissue, triggering pain, edema and deformity. Treatment may include medication, exercise, heat and cold therapy, weight loss, supportive devices and surgery. In Our Own Words Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints, more

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Clinical Definition Osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease, is a genetic disorder characterized by bones that break easily and often with no cause. People with the disorder either lack enough collagen or have poor quality collagen, the major protein in the body’s connective tissue. The features of osteogenesis imperfecta vary among individuals, from

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