Knee Arthritis

What is knee arthritis, and how is it treated?

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What Is Knee Arthritis?

Osteoarthritis of the knee, which is often referred to as just knee arthritis, is one of the most common orthopedic conditions, especially in the older population.

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that causes inflammation (swelling) and damage to the joints which produces pain, stiffness, and loss of movement.

Osteoarthritis causes the wearing away of the cartilage that covers the ends of bones in your knee joint.

Once the cartilage is completely worn, the ends of bones rub against each other causing pain. Painful bone spurs may also grow along the edges of the joint.

If you have knee osteoarthritis the common symptoms can include:


Pain

Swelling of the knee after activity

Stiffness when standing or sitting

Tenderness

Decreased range of motion in the knee

Limited mobility (walking) due to pain 

Symptoms may range from very mild to severe but treating knee arthritis in its early stages can prevent pain and symptoms from getting worse.

At OrthoNeuro, our Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons have helped thousands of patients with knee arthritis live active and healthy lives using the latest non-surgical and surgical procedures.

Treatment Options for Arthritis of the Knee

The damage caused by arthritis cannot be reversed but many treatment options can help to slow the degenerative process and relieve the symptoms of arthritis. 

At OrthoNeuro, depending upon the severity, knee arthritis can be effectively treated using non-surgical treatment options. The specialists at OrthoNeuro create treatment plans based on your lifestyle and goals.

These treatment plans may consist of any combination of the following non-surgical treatment options:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical Therapy
  • Bracing
  • Injections

Surgery is only recommended if knee arthritis does not respond to non-surgical treatment options.

The Board Certified Joint Replacement Specialists at OrthoNeuro are experts at performing partial and total knee replacements.

Make an Appointment with an OrthoNeuro Knee Specialist Today!

If you have been suffering from symptoms of knee arthritis, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus. 

We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of treatment is best for you.

Knee Specialists

If you have a severe knee injury or chronic knee pain that reduces your mobility or quality of life, contact OrthoNeuro to schedule a consultation. Our expert orthopedic surgeons are on hand to diagnose and treat your knee problem.

Michael B. Cannone, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

Mark E. Gittins, DO, FAOAO

Orthopedic Surgeon

Ryan M. Palmer, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

B. Rodney Comisar, MD, FAAOS

Orthopedic Surgeon

J. Mark Hatheway, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Mark T. Kolich, D.O.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Keith A. LaDu, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

Jeremy R. Mathis, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

Meniscus repair six months ago. Surgery went smoothly. Dr. set realistic expectations that have been met. Great team to work with

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