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Cartilage Degeneration

Cartilage degeneration refers to the deterioration of the articular cartilage tissue lining the ends of bones where these bones connect to form joints.

A degeneration or wear and tear of articular cartilage is usually accompanied by an overgrowth of bone (osteophytes), narrowing of the joint space, sclerosis or hardening of bone at the joint surface, and deformity in joints.