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Joint diseases

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A joint is where two bones meet, like at the knee or shoulder. Joint injuries can be caused by dislocations or strains that force them out of position.

Inflammation (arthritis) and swelling (bursitis, fluid on a joint) are signs of damage. They can be painful, reducing movement and may require drug treatment or surgery. Follow the links below to find trusted information about joint diseases.

Last reviewed: February 2014

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Types of arthritis | Arthritis Australia

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of joint disease

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Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis | myVMC

Pigmented villonodular synovitis refers to the swelling of joints, most commonly knee and hip, that results in fluid production and may damage the bones.

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Spondyloarthritis | Arthritis Australia

What is a spondyloarthritis? 'Spondylo' means affecting the spine and 'arthritis' means joint disease. Spondyloarthritis is a name for types of arthritis that commonly affect the spine. types of arthritis all have the following signs in common: inflammation of the spine and sacroiliac joints (joints that connect the

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Psoriasis Subtypes | myVMC

Psoriasis is a disease which affects multiple systems within the body, predominantly the skin and the joints. Skin disease which can present in multiple different ways and degrees of severity is the hallmark of psoriasis. The severity of psoriasis is defined in terms of how much body surface area and which body parts are involved.

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Treatment of Psoriasis | myVMC

Psoriasis is a disease which affects multiple systems within the body, predominantly the skin and the joints. Skin disease which can present in multiple different ways and degrees of severity is the hallmark of psoriasis. The severity of psoriasis is defined in terms of which body parts and how much body surface area are involved.

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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Juvenile Chronic Arthritis) | myVMC

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) refers to a group of diseases causing chronic (lasting longer than 6 weeks) joint pain and swelling in children

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Osteoarthritis - Lab Tests Online AU

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Psoriatic Arthritis | myVMC

Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic (long lasting) autoimmune disease that affects the joints in association with skin or nail changes as seen in psoriasis

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Painful swollen joints- Arthritis Australia

The Empowered site brings together a range of people living with arthritis so you can hear directly from them, their rheumatologists, general practitioners and allied health supporters on how they have managed to survive, and thrive, with arthritis. Through understanding their journey, we hope to empower yours.

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Osteoarthritis | myVMC

Osteoarthritis: Information on the symptoms of Osteoarthritis, itstreatment and diagnosis including complications of Osteoarthritis written by health professonals.

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