Clarifying “Osteo” in Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis
Your bones are made up of a framework of protein and minerals. while

Clarifying “Osteo” in Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis

The only commonality is the prefix the conditions share.

Despite being two very different conditions, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis (OA) are frequently confused due to the prefix they share. While “osteo” means bone, and both conditions affect bones in their own way, that is where the similarities end.

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