Newsletter

Stay up to date on all things joint replacement. Sign up and we’ll send you the latest news, resources, scientific breakthroughs, events, tips, and much more.

What are some common diseases associated with degeneration of a joint?

Degenerative osteoarthritis or just normal “wear and tear” is associated with degeneration of a joint. In this process, the cartilage itself is worn off of the cap of the joint. The underlying bone is then exposed, where there are many nerve endings. That leads to a process people commonly refer to as “bone-on-bone” arthritis. The subchondral bone is very sensitive, and it becomes very painful. Rheumatoid arthritis and avascular necrosis are some other common diseases associated with joint degeneration.

Send this to a friend