OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE

The word arthritis means inflammation (swelling) of a joint. Osteoarthritis, also known as "wear and tear" arthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It is estimated that osteoarthritis affects one out of every ten Canadians and that 85% of Canadians over the age of 70 will have osteoarthritis. The knee is one of the most common joints affected by this disease. This section discusses osteoarthritis of the knee and many of the treatment options available to people with this condition. Read the table of contents and click on the area of interest.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Anatomy of the Knee

Osteoarthritis of the Knee - An Introduction

An Overview of Treatment Options for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Education and Biomechanical Treatment Options

Educational Resources
Lifestyle Modifications
Physical Therapy
Supportive Devices (Canes, Braces, Orthotics)

Medications and Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional Supplements and Nutritional Supplement Fact Sheet
Oral Medications (Pills)
Topical Medications (Ointments and Creams)
Knee Injections

Surgical Treatment Options

Introduction to Surgical Treatment Options fro Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery and Abrasion Arthroplasty
Osteotomy
Total Knee Replacement Surgery
Partial Knee Replacement Surgery
Articular Cartilage Transplantation and Cellular Implant Surgery



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