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Arthritis

Updated: Jan 22, 2021


Definitions:

Artho = Joint

Itis = Inflammation

Osteo = Bone


Osteoarthritis: Degenerative Joint disease; arthritis


Joints: Consist of bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, joint capsule, and tissue surrounding the joints and lining the joint synovial membrane. The fluid inside the joint is the synovial fluid.


Causes: Joint cartilage is compromised by trauma, genetics, hip dysphasia, age, etc.

Trauma can occur with an injury or everyday activity (especially for active animals)

Obesity (overweight).