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Arthritis or arthrosis - that is the question? An overview of concept in osteoarthritis.

  title={Arthritis or arthrosis - that is the question? An overview of concept in osteoarthritis.},
  author={I. Watt},
  • I. Watt
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • that osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative condition, unaccompanied by any inflammatory component – hence osteoarthrosis. But is it, does OA never have an inflammatory component, is it a progressive ‘wear and tear’ phenomenon? Before that question can be answered another, more fundamental one needs to be addressed – what is OA? It is perhaps surprising and inexplicable that so little is understood about this extremely common disorder. It involves almost everyone in the developed world who has… CONTINUE READING


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