Updated: Jan 22, 2021


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).