Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis is the wear of the cartilage lining the joint bones ( femur, tibia, fibula and patella ). It is part of the skeleton suffering osteoarthritis more often because it supports your weight and the weight of the items we carry when we stand or when we travel. The cartilage serve to prevent rubbing of the bones in the knee movements, providing slip and cushioning the blows. The wear over the years and aging of cartilage is what causes osteoarthritis. The main symptom of patients with knee osteoarthritis is pain. The treatment includes a rehabilitation exercise program and a series of pharmacological treatments that help to alleviate symptoms of the disease. Furthermore, in obese patients is necessary to follow a diet to lose weight.

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