Joint Diseases

Arthritis

The term arthritis literally means inflammation of a joint, but is generally used to describe any condition in which there is damage to the cartilage. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury. The warning signs that inflammation presents are redness, swelling, heat and pain.

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Osteonecrosis

Osteonecrosis is a condition in which death of a section of bone occurs because of lack of blood supply to it. It is one of the most common causes of knee pain in older women. Women over the age of 60 years of age are commonly affected, three times more often than men.

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Osteoporosis

The term osteoporosis means porous bones. Osteoporosis is a metabolic disorder characterized by progressive loss of bone mass making the bones increasingly weak and prone to fractures.

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Osteoporosis FAQs

Define the term osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis means pores or holes in the bone, resulting in decreased density and bone strength making them more prone to fracture. Osteoporosis can affect all bones of your body however the commonly affected areas are spine, wrist, and hip.

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