DEFINITION: Osteoarthritis (or O/A) of the knee is most commonly referred to the “wear and tear” of the knee. This wear and tear process can occur at any joint, however most often seen at the knee joint. Osteoarthritis is basic degeneration or breaking down of the joint surfaces of the knee. The smooth cartilage lining of the knee begins to wear away over time causing bone on bone contact at the knee joint. This diagnosis is made by physical examination and X-rays by your physician.
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