KNEE ARTHRITIS


Arthritis is a general term used where a joint surface or cartilage wears out. The joint surface is normally covered by a smooth articular surface that allows pain free movement in the joint. This surface can wear out for a number of reasons; often the definite cause is not known.

KNEE ARTHRITIS TREATMENT

When the articular cartilage wears out the joint becomes mildly inflamed and subsequently deformed, both causing pain. This condition is referred to as Osteoarthritis or “wear and tear” and often occurs with aging. It is the most common type of arthritis.


  • Causes of Arthritis
  • Symptoms, signs and investigations
Causes of Arthritis

There are numerous conditions that can predispose to osteoarthritis arthritis but often the exact cause is never known. In general, but not always, it affects people as they get older. Predisposing factors include:

  • Trauma to the joint itself. This may be from fracture or ligament tear (eg ACL tear).
  • Severe malalignment of the limb (from developmental disease or previous fracture elsewhere in the limb)
  • Systemic inflammatory disorders like Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Increased stress from obesity
  • Infection in the joint
Symptoms, signs and investigations

Knee Arthritis causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and in the later stages a deformity of the knee joint may become apparent. Typically there is pain when weight bearing, sometimes even when walking on flat ground. Later in the process there may be night pain after any activity. The diagnosis is usually confirmed by examination, especially in the advanced cases.

In the arthritic knee the cartilage loss is often best revealed on simple X-rays, which can be taken whilst in the standing position. In earlier stages of the condition, MRI may detect milder damage to the cartilage surfaces, although this is only available in the lying position.


Common Knee problems & surgeries


ACL tear Abu Dhabi

ACL TEAR

ACL is one of the major ligaments of the knee, providing crucial stability and support.


Meniscus tear Abu Dhabi

MENISCUS TEAR

Meniscus tear is the most common knee injury in athletes, especially those involved in contact sports.


Total Knee Replacement TKR Abu Dhabi

TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT

Total Knee Replacement (TKR) is a procedure in which the damaged surfaces of the knee joint are replaced with artificial parts.


OUR TEAM

Dr. Christopher Butcher

DR. CHRISTOPHER BUTCHER
Consultant Orthopaedic and Knee Surgeon

Dr Raul Barrios - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Raul Barrios Martinez
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Les Cannon trauma surgeon

PROF. DR. LESLIE CANNON
Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

daniela ludwig ludtke

DANIELA LUDWIG-LUDTKE

Senior Physiotherapist
Head of Physiotherapy Department
shreya physiotherapist

SHREYA SINGH

Physiotherapist, Musculoskeletal Specialist
rathish physiotherapist

RATHISH MANICKAM

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Specialist in Manual Therapy
Eddy Achkar Doctor of Physiotherapy

EDDY ACHKAR

Doctor of Physiotherapy, Musculoskeletal Specialist
Neda Ali Physiotherapist

NEDA MOHAMMAD ALI

Physiotherapist, Musculoskeletal Specialist
Lubnah Darawsheh

LUBNAH DARAWSHEH

Physiotherapist
sofia turner

SOFIA TURNER

Physiotherapist
Ahmed Elhamedy

AHMED ALHAMEDY

Physiotherapist , Musculoskeletal Specialist and Sports Rehabilitation
Shahbaz Nawaz Ansari

SHAHBAZ ANSARI

Senior Physiotherapist, Specialist Musculoskeletal Disorders and Sports Injuries


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