Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis of the knee

In osteoarthritis, the cartilage that protects and cushions the joints breaks down over time. As the cartilage wears down, the bone surfaces rub against each other. This damages the tissue and bone, which then causes pain. Osteoarthritis is common in the knee joints.

ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Stanford M. Shoor, MD - Rheumatology

Current as ofJune 11, 2018

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