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How can growths around a joint lead to osteoporosis?

Researchers believe that most osteoarthritis problems happen because of the breakdown or decay of joint tissues, but some researchers suggest problems with tissue growth could also be a problem. Many joint cysts, or irregular growths in or around bone, are associated with osteoarthritis.

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