What Are Arthritis in the Knee?

Q:
What are arthritis in the knee?

A:
There are three different types of arthritis that can occur in your knees:

  • Osteoarthritis (OA) – It is the most common type of arthritis, a progressive condition that slowly wears away joint cartilage. OA is most likely to occur after middle age.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) – An inflammatory condition that can strike at any age.
  • Post-traumatic arthritis – It develops following an injury to the knee. It can occur years after a torn meniscus, ligament injury, or knee fracture.

It’s possible to have more than one type of arthritis at a time. See your doctor for a diagnosis and to discuss a successful treatment plan for the specific type or types of arthritis you have.

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