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Osteoarthritis (ICD: M00-M25)

Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease are the terms used to describe clinical pictures that develop as a result of the wear and breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Wear in the joints leads to joint pain. In addition, the joints can become stiffened and deformed over the further course. The causes of this are often excessive or incorrect loading as a result of congenital or acquired malpositions, but also due to lack of exercise. The knees and hips are affected particularly often

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