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April 12, 2023

Osteoarthritis leads to loss of cartilage when rate of cartilage damage exceeds the rate of repair. Cartilage is necessary to prevent bones from rubbing against each other. When the cartilage cover is lost, the bones come into contact and result in painful movement. Arthritis affects more women than men and is more prevalent in people over 50 years of age.

Symptoms of arthritis include pain, stiffness and swelling of the joint which leads to great difficulty in performing daily activities such as walking, climbing stairs sitting cross-legged etc.

The symptoms of osteoarthritis can be managed initially, but the damage cannot be reversed.

In the initial stages, further damage can be prevented by Knee resurfacing or Knee preservation techniques. If the damage is total, then a knee replacement is the only option.


  • Pain, Stiffness, Tenderness
  • Grating sensation
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Bone spurs
  • Swelling

If you have these symptoms you should consult a doctor at the earliest to manage them and preserve the bones for as long as you can.