Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. Pain, swelling, and stiffness are the primary symptoms of arthritis. Any joint in the body may be affected by the disease, but the most common in the knee.

The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis posttraumatic arthritis, but there are more than 100 different forms.Some forms affect children.

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Osteoarthritis often results in bone rubbing on bone. Bone spurs are a common feature of this form of arthritis.

Nonsurgical Treatment

Initial treatment of arthritis of the knee is nonsurgical. 

Lifestyle modifications. 

  • Minimize activities that aggravate the condition, such as climbing stairs.
  • Exercise  to improve pain and function..
  • Losing weight

Physical therapy. Specific exercises can help increase range of motion and flexibility, as well as help strengthen the muscles in your leg. Your doctor or a physical therapist can help develop an individualized exercise program that meets your needs and lifestyle.

Assistive devices.



Surgical Treatment

 If the pain from arthritis causes disability and is not relieved with nonsurgical treatment. 

Total knee replacement or partial  knee replacement. remove the damaged cartilage and bone, and then position new metal or plastic joint surfaces

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A partial knee replacement is an option when damage is limited to just one part of the knee. (Right) A total knee replacement prosthesis.