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Osteoarthritis: causes and effects

What is osteoarthritis? A joint is made up of two (or more) bones, the ends of which are called subchondral bones. The end of each bone is covered in cartilage, which absorbs mechanical shock and is composed of extracellular matrix (type II collagen and aggrecans: hyaluronic acid + chondroitin). The area where the two bones are closest together is […]

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