Arthritis is a destructive process of the cartilage (the 'gristle') at the end of the bones.

 

Causes of arthritis in the knee

There are many causes and types of arthritis, but the one which is most common and also most commonly associated with knees is 'osteoarthritis'

 

Management of knee arthritis

Doctors tend to take different approaches in the management of osteoarthritis depending on their particular line of interest - a general practitioner may tend to look at general factors such as weight and diet, a rheumatologist may prescribe anti-inflammatories, including steroids, and knee surgeons tend to take a mechanical approach and try and sort out any structural problems.

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Glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate

Dr Karen Hambly talks about two popular nutritional supplements and their effects on joint cartilage.

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WEBINAR REPLAY

Professor Paul Lee discusses "The magic of fat cells."

Orthopaedic and sports medicine specialist, Professor Paul Lee, discusses how orthopaedic surgeons can use abdominal fat to extract special cells that can help arthritic pain.


*Please note that this is a replay of a live event. Questions were asked and answered during the original event, but there is no live moderator during this replay.


 

FORUM DISCUSSIONS

25 Years Old - Arthritis in Right Knee. Doctor said it was moderate to bad.

Just diagnosed! Can knee arthritis cause WHOLE LEG to ache?

Can WD-40 help cure arthritis?


CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Knee Osteoarthritis: A Primer. Lespasio MJ. Perm J. 2017; 21: 16-183.


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