Arthritis is the number one cause
of joint problems. It is more common among
The most common types of arthritis are:
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a condition that causes “wear and tear” to your joint cartilage. It develops after years of constant motion and pressure in the joints. As the cartilage continues to wear away, the joint becomes increasingly painful and difficult to move.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory type of arthritis that can destroy the joint cartilage. RA can occur at any age and typically affects both sides of the body equally.
Post-traumatic arthritis can develop after an injury to the knee or hip. This type of arthritis is similar to osteoarthritis and may develop years after a fracture, ligament injury or meniscus tear because of increased stress on the joint cartilage.
If conservative treatment options, such as
medication, physical therapy or lifestyle changes like losing weight,
fail to provide relief, I may recommend total knee replacement. I may
elect to replace all or only part of you damaged joint, depending on
the severity of your individual condition.
Conditions & Treatments