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Q: What is osteoarthritis of the knee?

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Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and affects the knee joint most often. Osteoarthritis is the result of thinning knee cartilage causing bony surfaces to rub against each other and limiting smooth movement. Osteoarthritis of the knee symptoms include joint stiffness and weakness, pain, swelling, and creaking or crunchy sounds.

More About Knee Arthritis

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  1. What is osteoarthritis of the knee? Versus Arthritis. https://www.versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis/conditions/osteoarthritis-of-the-knee/ 
  2. Moving away from knee osteoarthritis. Harvard Health. https://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/moving-away-from-knee-osteoarthritis 


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