Osteoarthritis may occur in any joint in the human body. However, the knee and hip are the most common joints affected by osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis frequently affects individuals over the age of 50 more than any other population. Further, individuals who play an intense sport or run long distances are more at risk.
What is it?
Osteoarthritis of the Knee is the degeneration of the articular cartilage in the knee joint, causing pain.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include knee pain and swelling, specifically in the medial knee joint, stiffness, and sometimes, knee locking or crepitus.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing strength and range of motion limitations, observing swelling, and collection of patient history. An x-ray can often confirm the diagnosis.
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