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What is knee arthritis

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Damage to cartilage: Arthritis by definition is damage to the cartilage that coats the end of bones in a joint. As this damage gets more severe, it leads to inflammation, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pain swelling, stiff: Pain, swelling and stiffness are hallmark signs and symptoms of knee arthritis.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Many things!: First is it an inflammatory or degenerative problem, or both. Are mechanical factors present: patellar mistracking , knoch knees (genu valgus), hyper ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Knee arthritis: Depending on the degree of damage, there is glucosamine and chondroitin supplements, steroid knee injections, synthetic joint fluid injections to atte ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Inflammation: Knee tendonitis usually refers to an inflammatory condition around the tendons of the knee. A common example would be a patellar tendonitis affecting ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
21 years experience in Family Medicine
Inflammation: Arthritis is inflammation of a joint or multiple joints. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis which is age related. There are other typ ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
12 years experience in Podiatry
Cartilage damage: Arthritis is a progressive damage to the cartilage in your joints. It can be cause by several things including wear and tear, rheumatoid arthritis an ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Cartilage breakdown: Oa occurs as the joint lining or articular cartilage begins to breakdown. The breakdown can be a result of trauma, injury, oversuse, malalignment, inc ... Read More
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
Wear and tear : It is what we call a wear and tear arthritis. We all get some form of osteoarthritis where joints get worn down with time.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience in Podiatry
Osteoarthritis (OA): Is a "wear and tear" arthritis, degeneration of one or more joints. It can have many causes such as an injury, biomechanical abnormalities and more w ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Inflammation: Hip tendonitis is a condition of inflammation of any of the tendons around the hip joint. Common would be the hip flexor tendons becoming strained and ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Surgery: a surgical procedure where your MD will make a few holes to look inside your knee with a scope and camera and take care of the problem inside with sma ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Corrado
40 years experience in Family Medicine
Inflamation: The synovium is part of the lining of a joint. It produces fluid that helps lubricate the joint and keep it moving smoothly. Synovitis is inflamation ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
AComplicatedDisease: Basically, rheumatoid arthritis is a problem with your body's (so, let's say 'your') immune system. It is supposed to defend against foreign invaders ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. DUVURU Geetha
30 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Infection of joints: Septic arthritis is infection of joints often caused by bacteria. Diagnosis should be made promptly and treatment started immediatlet. Can be confused ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Common!: Perphaps 20-30% of psoriasis patients develop arthritis. So having a strong family history for both psoriasis and arthritis are very important rheuma ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
1 joint inflamed: A single joint is inflamed. If severe, the first and most serious concern is a bacterial infection. Gout generally presents initially as a monoarthrit ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: There's no known cure for osteoarthritis, but treatments can help to reduce pain and maintain joint movement. Early stages. Acetaminophen, nonsteroi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Temporal arteritis: I assume you mean temporal arteritis. Temporal arteritis is a condition in which the temporal arteries, which supply blood to the head and brain, bec ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience in Rheumatology
Probably inflamation: Trauma is the most common cause ie a sprain, but ongoing problems with swelling, heat and tenderness can be gout, pseudogout, early rheumatoid arthrit ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Minimally invasive: Arthroscopy entails placing a camera in a joint through a small 1-2 cm incision. Shoulders and knees are the most common joints to undergo arthroscop ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Joint urate deposits: Gout is an arthritis. The patients have elevated uric acid in the blood. The uric acid is metabolized to the sodium salt of uric acid which is call ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Inflammation: A bursa is a pocket of fluid that provides a buffer between muscle and bone. Inflammation of the bursa either from overuse or injury can lead to burs ... Read More
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