Knee Arthritis

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Knee Arthritis

Knee arthritis is a condition in which inflammation occurs at the joints of the knee. Knee arthritis is often associated with two conditions: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is related to wear and tear of the cartilage of the knee and can occur with or without injury to the knee.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a widespread inflammatory condition due to an overactive immune system and can affect multiple joints of the body with the knee commonly included.

Knee Arthritis

Knee Arthritis

 

Arthritis in the knee can vary in severity, so treatment options will be determined based on the degree of damage to the cartilage. Early stages of arthritis are often treated conservatively with non-operative measures, such as Physical Therapy or injections. In some cases, arthroscopic surgery is indicated to reduce knee pain and inflammation. Advanced stages of arthritis can lead to severe deficits in joint mobility and pain, and a joint replacement surgery may be necessary.
An Orthopedic doctor would need to diagnose the knee by using X-Rays and a physical examination to determine the extent of arthritis. From their diagnosis, they would determine the appropriate treatment plan for each patient.

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