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Arthrosis Meaning

“Arthrosis” means a disease of bone joint. The term “Arthrosis” comes from the Greek root word “arthros” meaning “joint”.

Arthrosis Definition

Arthrosis refers to a joint of bones or an area where two bones are fixed for the purpose of allowing movement of body parts. It is generally formed of cartilage and fibrous connective tissue. However, the term also refers to a chronic degenerative disease of bone joint. It is associated with a disparity between the production and deterioration of bone cells.

Arthrosis of a joint results in the degeneration of breaking down of the cartilage in the region. With time, the degeneration of cartilage can result in loss of free movement in the joint.

In a joint, the cartilage forms a covering over the end of the bone. This helps the movement of joint with minimum friction. Wearing down of the cartilage begins with cracks that gradually become deeper until holes or ulcers are formed at the bone end.

White arrows: arthrosis, red arrows: isolated processus anconaeus

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