Osteoarthritis is the most common form of knee arthritis.
The progression of osteoarthritis in the knee
Usually knee osteoarthritis begins in one part of the knee (what we call a 'compartment'), and only later does it progress to involve the other compartments. This gives the patient the option to try to arrest progression by suitable intervention.
Classical signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis
|Narrowing of the joint line gap on the medial side in both knees, probably from removal of the meniscus.||Narrowing of the joint line gap may precede the development of osteoarthritis on that side.||Unicompartmental knee replacement for a damaged medial compartment.|
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