• Osteoarthritis Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Cartilage- It is a firm, flexible connective tissue found at many places in body.

Proteoglycan- A compound consisting of a protein bonded to mucopolysaccharide groups, present especially in connective tissue.

Ligament-A short band of tough, flexible fibrous connective tissue which connects two bones or cartilages or holds together a joint.

Subchondral- It means Lying under articular cartilage and containing marrow.

Lyme's disease-An inflammatory disease transmitted through the bite of a deer tick carrying the spiral-shaped bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi .

Paget's disease-A chronic disease of elderly people characterized by alteration of bone tissue,

Interphalangeal joints- The synovial joints between the phalanges of the fingers and of the toes.

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