What happens during the development of osteoarthritis… are there secrets revealed for treatment?

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What happens during the development of osteoarthritis… are there secrets revealed for treatment?



The basic feature of OA is a loss of articular cartilage. Also, abnormalities of the underlying bone and synovial membrane also occur. The chondrocyte or cartilage cell is the principal cellular component of the cartilage. It is a relatively inert cell and has little capacity to regenerate. While some regeneration does take place in childhood, this ability is lost with. In addition, the secretion of destructive enzymes degrade the cartilage. A vicious cycle of cartilage degradation and chronic inflammation then occurs.
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