The Comparison Between A Healthy & Osteoarthritis Joint

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Below are the comparison between a healthy joint and a joint with osteoarthritis.

A Healthy Joint

A healthy joint, with no osteoarthritis.In a healthy joint, the ends of bones are encased in smooth cartilage. Together, they are protected by a joint capsule line with a synovial membrane that produces synovial fluid. The capsule and fluid protect the cartilages, muscle and connective tissues.

A Joint With Osteoarthritis

A joint with osteoarthritis.With osteoarthritis, the cartilage becomes worn away. Spurs grow out from the edge of the bone, and synovial fluid increases. Altogether, the joint feels stiff and sore.
Credit: National Institute of Health

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