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Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis of the knee

In osteoarthritis, the cartilage that protects and cushions the joints breaks down over time. As the cartilage wears down, the bone surfaces rub against each other. This damages the tissue and bone, which then causes pain. Osteoarthritis is common in the knee joints.

Current as of: December 8, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff

Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine

Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

Stanford M. Shoor, MD - Rheumatology