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Osteoarthritis of the Knee

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  • Osteoarthritis of the knee is more common in the elderly but it is not an inevitable part of aging.

  • Younger people may develop OA, especially as a result of previous injury.

  • There is no known cure for osteoarthritis and no clearly effective medication to prevent it from getting worse; while surgery is the definitive treatment for severe OA, a number of medications and other treatments may provide significant relief for milder forms.

  • There are a number of causes and treatments of osteoarthritis; if properly treated, it's unusual to become crippled from this form of arthritis.

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