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Knee Arthritis

Knee arthritis is a chronic condition that can't be cured, but managed. Early diagnosis is critical to effective treatment.
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What is Knee Arthritis?

Knee arthritis is a common and chronic condition that affects many individuals. Three types of knee arthritis exist- osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and posttraumatic arthritis. OA is most common in patients over 50 years old, while RA's cause is unknown. Posttraumatic arthritis develops after an accident or injury. An early diagnosis is key to effectively treating all types of knee arthritis. Our fellowship trained and board-certified specialists accurately diagnose OA, RA, and posttraumatic arthritis. Nonsurgical treatments such as medication, physical therapy, bracing, injections, and activity modification can help treat mild to moderate knee arthritis. However, surgical intervention might be necessary for severe cases. Knee arthroplasty is one of the most effective surgeries in orthopaedics. Our team at OIBO provides personalized care to every patient, ensuring they receive the best possible treatment. Schedule your appointment via our contact page.


The knee is the largest joint in the body. It supports the lower body and bends the leg. Knee arthritis, the inflammation of knee bone and soft tissue, is common. The three types of knee arthritis are:

  • Osteoarthritis (OA). The wear and tear of knee cartilage with age. OA is most common in patients over 50. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and stiffness. Symptoms usually become worse during weight-bearing activities. If left untreated, OA and presenting symptoms become worse.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is an autoimmune disease—the body attacks its own bone and cartilage. RA usually affects both knees. Symptoms include pain, swelling, tenderness, stiffness, and general fatigue. RA’s cause is unknown.
  • Posttraumatic arthritis. Arthritis that develops after an accident or injury. Common causes include knee fractures and ligament, cartilage, and tendon tears.

Knee arthritis is a chronic condition—it can be managed but not cured. An early diagnosis is the key to effective treatment. Our specialists are fellowship trained and board-certified. They accurately diagnosis OA, RA, and posttraumatic arthritis.

How is Knee Arthritis Treated?

A combination of nonsurgical treatment options is used to treat mild to moderate knee arthritis. OIBO specialists commonly prescribe:

  • Medications to manage pain and inflammation.
  • Physical therapy to strengthen the knee.
  • Bracing to reduce the load placed on the knee.
  • Injections to provide fast-acting symptom relief.
  • Activity modification to prevent arthritis from becoming worse.

Surgical intervention may be recommended for severe knee arthritis. A partial or total knee arthroplasty removes arthritic bone and tissue and replaces it with metal and plastic components. Knee arthroplasty is one of the most effective surgeries in orthopaedics. To schedule your appointment visit our contact page.

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