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Due to recurrent lateral inversion injuries to his left ankle, Allan has been advised by the club specialist to prematurely finish his career due to accelerated degenerative osteoarthritis.
The doctor said, `You have degenerative osteoarthritis,' then left the room so I could cry," she recalls, "I had no desire to do myself any more harm by continuing in such a strenuous repertory, although I did continue to perform with the company through 1984 in a more limited repertory.
The meniscus is the most frequently damaged cartilage in the human body, and loss of this cartilage can lead to degenerative osteoarthritis in the knee joint," said J.