Study of Primate and Human Skeletons Demonstrates Low Rate of Spinal Disease in Apes

Study of Primate and Human Skeletons Demonstrates Low Rate of Spinal Disease in Apes

An investigation of degenerative joint disease (DJD) studied data from chimpanzees, lowland gorillas, bonobos, and human samples to ascertain the relative rate of osteoarthritis and peripheral joint osteoarthritis in each species and found that all types of apes were significantly less prone to DJD than humans.   The Study Museum skeletal samples of adult chimpanzees, […]

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