I believe that hypertropic degeneration is another name for osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease [DJD]. DJD is also sometimes called degenerative disc disease when it involves the discs in the spine. I have DDD in my lumbar and sacral spine. Mine is age related and likely more advanced due to my anhylosing spondylitis.
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