View Full Version : Ouch! Duck-Billed Dinosaur Had Arthritis in Its Elbow

08-04-2016, 10:10 AM
<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/ouch-duck-billed-dinosaur-had-arthritis-elbow-151912807.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/rmjcuYn1DLz34IzkXBkeAA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PT EzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/News/LiveScience.com/duck-billed-dinosaur-arthritis.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Ouch! Duck-Billed Dinosaur Had Arthritis in Its Elbow" align="left" title="Ouch! Duck-Billed Dinosaur Had Arthritis in Its Elbow" border="0" /></a>Arthritis is far from just a modern malady, said scientists who discovered the condition in the elbow of a 70-million-year-old duck-billed dinosaur. The finding is the oldest recorded case of septic arthritis — a condition in which a joint becomes inflamed, often from bacteria or fungus — the researchers said. "Our [duck-billed dinosaur] seems to have been afflicted with septic arthritis, which completely destroyed the elbow joint," said study lead researcher Jennifer Anné, a recent doctoral graduate from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester in England.</p><br clear="all"/>