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What is Knee osteoarthritis?

What is Knee osteoarthritis?

  • Knee osteoarthritis: A form of arthritis where the cartilage which cushions the bones in the knee joint as they move against each other, becomes progressively degraded and damaged. This causes problems such as pain, stiffness and impaired movement. Pain is not present in all cases however, with some patients imply suffering joint stiffness. Primary osteoarthritis occurs as the person ages but results from repetitive use and/or high mechanical stress on the joint. It is not a direct result of the aging process. Secondary osteoarthritis is the result of such things as injury to the joint, joint infection, obesity, ligament damage, joint overuse, hormonal problems, pregnancy and various other conditions. Family history seem to play a factor in developing the condition.

Knee osteoarthritis: Introduction

Types of Knee osteoarthritis:

Broader types of Knee osteoarthritis:

How serious is Knee osteoarthritis?

Prognosis of Knee osteoarthritis: Varies considerable - some cases progress intermittently whereas others stabilize for long periods of time.

What causes Knee osteoarthritis?

Causes of Knee osteoarthritis: see causes of Knee osteoarthritis

What are the symptoms of Knee osteoarthritis?

Symptoms of Knee osteoarthritis: see symptoms of Knee osteoarthritis

Onset of Knee osteoarthritis: Symptoms usually start after the age of 45 but can occur in younger people.

Knee osteoarthritis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Knee osteoarthritis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Knee osteoarthritis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Knee osteoarthritis: Orthopedic Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Knee osteoarthritis.
Treatments for Knee osteoarthritis: see treatments for Knee osteoarthritis
Research for Knee osteoarthritis: see research for Knee osteoarthritis

Name and Aliases of Knee osteoarthritis

Main name of condition: Knee osteoarthritis

Other names or spellings for Knee osteoarthritis:

Knee osteoarthritis: Related Conditions

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