Osteoarthritis of the knee is a common osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis of the knee all the wear and tear of the knee should be understood, is observed in which a progressive destruction of articular cartilage. Subsequently, there will be changes in joint structures of the capsule and ligaments and muscles. This is to wear, which can be a normal accompaniment of old age. However, there are also arthritis caused by a faulty loading of the knee. This is the case with deformities such as bow legs or knock-knees, too overweight or at-existing, even with poorly healed fractures. Also as a result of prolonged sporting or professional overload may develop osteoarthritis in the knee. Other causes include injuries to the knee, cracking the menisci (Zwischenknorpel in the knee joint) cartilage or accidental breakage. Metabolic or rheumatic diseases can also lead to knee osteoarthritis. ThatKnee joint is exposed daily to high loads and is a complicated synthetic joint. Since it is sensitive even at the smallest changes in its structure and function, these changes appear relatively quickly by symptoms. Initial symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee are vague pain in the knee associated with a feeling of warmth and arduous rising, especially after prolonged sitting. Subsequently, there is uncertainty gait, increased rigidity and an increase in sensitivity, for example in damp cold. Audible joint sounds may occur as recurrent symptoms of irritation. The mobility of the knee is restricted and there is a deformity, known as the deformity. Rntgenuntersuchen or joint reflections and other computer-based methods are used as research methods. The treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee will always be decided from case to case, depending on the causes, the age and severity. MedicationTreatments are also possible in addition to physical therapies such as surgery.

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