Knee Arthritis Conditions
Nearly 1 in 6 Australians suffer from arthritis. The knee joint is the largest joint in the body and one of the most commonly affected joints by arthritis.
What is the anatomy of the knee joint?
The knee joint has 3 compartments:
The medial and lateral tibio-femoral joint compartments; and the patellofemoral joint which can all be affected by knee arthritis.
Who is most at risk of developing knee arthritis and what are the most common causes?
Knee arthritis commonly affects people above the age of 45, with a peak incidence in patients between 60-70 years of age. It is more common in females than males. The commonest causes of arthritis affecting the knee include:
What are the symptoms of knee arthritis (OA)?
How is knee arthritis diagnosed?
Diagnosis is made after Dr Khatib’s undertakes a clinical assessment including medical history, physical examination and x-rays of the knee. During the physical examination Dr Khatib will examine the affected joint for swelling, tenderness, and range of motion. X-rays of the affected joint may show a loss of the joint space and bone spur formation. There is no blood test for osteoarthritis.
Knee Arthritis Treatments
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