Osteoarthritis of the knee

Osteoarthritis of the knee is a common health problem . It can be very painful, and very disabling ... may require, in extreme cases, a surgical operation with the establishment of a prosthesis. But before you get there, there are many other treatments indicated for osteoarthritis of the knee .

In medical terms, osteoarthritis of the knee is called gonarthrosis.
Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints that corresponds to the deterioration of cartilage and even bones. At an advanced stage, the bone tissue is damaged, reworked. Different joints can be affected by osteoarthritis, but the knee is very often.

Many older people complain of knee osteoarthritis, with local pain and impotence, making walking difficult, and complicated everyday life for these people. An overweight, a sports activity (football, tennis, skiing ...) carried out for many years, some very physical professions ... promote the occurrence of osteoarthritis of the knee.

Osteoarthritis of the knee is a frequent reason for consultation with the general practitioner. The first solution is to hang antalgic drugs (against pain). The opinion of a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon may be necessary if the pain is severe or mobility is very limited. See the two ...

To read also our files:
> Genu valgum: knees in X
> Knee pain
> Dislocation of the patella
> Rhizarthrosis: osteoarthritis of the thumb

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