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The history of osteoarthritis-osteoarthrosis
  1. J Dequeker,
  2. F P Luyten
  1. Department of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
  1. ProfessorDr J Dequeker, Department of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium; jan.dequeker{at}


The history of osteoarthritis-osteoarthrosis from antiquity to the present day is elaborated through historical accounts in the literature, paleopathological findings in skeletal remains, visual representations in artwork and new developments in pathophysiological concepts of the disease.

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