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  1. Top Article Submission DirectoryTop Article Submission Site – New Articles Submitted Daily Osteoarthritis of the knee (knee OA} is simply the wearing away and inflammation of the tissue and bone structures that make up the knee joint The diagnosis of knee OA depends on 2 basic observations: radiographic evidence of significant changes in bone structure (through diagnostic imaging such as X-Ray and MRI), and individual characteristics of your symptoms (how you physically feel). In order to properly treat your knee osteoarthritis, your doctor will need to carefully look at both of these observations. Here is what the radiologist sees. If a patient has osteoarthritis, he or she will first need to be examined to establish the severity of the disease. For the most part, this is done by x-rays of the knee joints. These x- rays will show whether or not there are any bone irregularities. These abnormalities can be divided into two categories: Articular 2) Patellar. Articular Cartilage– The articular cartilage consists of the fibrous material that wraps around the ends of bones. This material is very fragile and may break easily. As the condition worsens, the articular cartilage breaks down. This breakdown is typically the result of wear and tear, which is commonly caused by repeated activities. This form of arthritis is quite common among athletes and other people who use their knees a lot. Patellar – The patella is a bone-shaped structure that is located on the outer edge of the knee. It is made up of two bones called the tibial plateau. If the structure does not heal properly, the kneecap can rub on the bone of the femur and cause a condition called “impingement syndrome”. If this occurs regularly, it can lead to permanent joint damage. The symptoms associated with this type of knee or are stiffness, swelling, and an intense pain that worsens when you bend. In order to prevent this from happening, you need to be able to treat the articular cartilage and reduce the tension on the knee joints. Treatment for secondary knee osteoarthritis can include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, and surgery. Physical therapy can help to rebuild the articular cartilage between the two damaged bones and to prevent further damage. Proteogly can Content decreased due to proteolytic enzymes is another reason for OA. Proteolytic enzymes bind to the proteoglycan content in the damaged tissues. When the proteoglycan content decreased, there is less lubrication, which makes it easier for the knee joints to get pinched. Physical therapy can help to rebuild the articular cartilage to restore normal lubrication. Anti-inflammatory medication and surgery can be used as 1/2

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