At MedStar Harbor Hospital, we offer the most advanced care and treatment options for a variety of conditions affecting the knee. One of our top priorities is to educate you on the details of your condition, addressing all questions and concerns you have. We promise to advise you and your family on a treatment plan that includes the most effective approaches and a variety of procedures that benefit you with faster recovery times, better pain management, and more precise surgery, if necessary.
Arthritis of the Knee
Arthritis is an inflammation of the tissues that cushion the joints where your bones meet. This inflammation can cause pain, swelling, and joint damage. There are many types of arthritis including the most common form, osteoarthris, which affects millions of people worldwide and occurs when the protective cartilage between bones wears down over time. Patients may also experience rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory disease that leads to painful swelling of the joints.
Advanced arthritis in the knee can make it difficult to walk and perform many other basic daily activities. Knee replacement surgery can provide relief from arthritis symptoms, and the expert orthopaedic knee replacement surgeons at MedStar Health offer a wide range of advanced treatment and surgical options for all types of advanced knee arthritis.
Knee arthritis symptoms generally include:
- Stiffness and swelling in knee area
- Difficulty moving the knee
- Knee feels weak and painful
- Knee feels unstable, as if it might give way
- Difficulty walking