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what is knee arthritis?

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Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
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, pain, swelling and even progressive deformities. A variety of treatments are available depending on the stage of progresion of the arthritis.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Damaged joint: Cartilage is needed for normal joint motion. Damage to cartilage may lead to crepitation, pain and a limitation of motion of the affected joint.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Many things!: First is it an inflammatory or degenerative problem, or both. Are mechanical factors present: patellar mistracking , knoch knees (genu valgus), hypermobility. There are to many directions to give you a good answer!
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Have it evaluated.: Seek professional assistance. After a careful examination, conservative and surgical options will be discussed.

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What could cause arthritis in my knee?

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Dr. Stuart Springer
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Nature: Arthritis is associated with advancing age but can be accelerated by injuries, overweight, high level running sports.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the signs of knee arthritis?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Pain swelling, stiff: Pain, swelling and stiffness are hallmark signs and symptoms of knee arthritis.
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A 71-year-old male asked:

Knee spasms at night from arthritis. Cause?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Several causes.: Could be arthritis, but may also be cramps do to iron deficiency, low calcium, magnesium, or potassium. Finally, restless leg syndrome could be the culprit!
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A 44-year-old female asked:

What does arthritis of the knee look like?

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Joint space narrow: On an xray, arthritis is indicated by joint space j narrowing, and/or the presence of osteophytes (bone spurring). Clinically an arthritic joint may be painful, swollen, stiff, make creaking noises when moved and have bony prominences.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can surgery on the knee lead to arthritis?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes and no: Depends on type of surgery and extent and reason of surgery. Definitely it causes reconfiguration of the joint, scar tissue and possibility of infection, metal related reactivity.

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