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Aging changes in the bones - muscles - joints

Osteoporosis and aging; Muscle weakness associated with aging; Osteoarthritis

Changes in posture and gait (walking pattern) are common with aging. Changes in the skin and hair are also common. The skeleton provides support and structure to the body. Joints are the areas where bones come together. They allow the skeleton to be flexible for movement. In a joint, bones do not directly contact each other. Instead, they are...

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    Review Date: 7/12/2018

    Reviewed By: Laura J. Martin, MD, MPH, ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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