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02 Feb 2009

Osteoporis
I like to know if there is a connection between osteoporosis and osteoatritis. Is it two different things. Please let me know.
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Healthy Bones

01 Jan 0001

Dear Elsa
Osteoporosis affects the bones and it becomes porous and therefore more susceptible to fractures, whereas osteoarthritis affects the joints causing stiffness and discomfort- it is therefore two totally different entities, but one can have both. Osteoarthritis is usually the effect of the wear and tear changes we experience as we get older.
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