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    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: April 1, 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


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