Millions of people worldwide are diagnosed with knee arthritis. This is not a call for despair. Modern treatment techniques allow patients preserve their joint function for many years after the surgery.
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Knee arthritis is an inflammation, when cartilage of the knee wears off and joint bones begin to rub against each other, causing pain. This condition is very common, most prevalent in people over 45 years of age. According to the National Health Interview Survey, only in 2012 more than 51 million people were diagnosed with knee arthritis. There are two major types of this disease: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is most often caused by aging, genetic predisposition or trauma. It develops quite gradually and is less painful than rheumatoid arthritis, which can attack several joints in different parts of the body. It is manifested by knee swelling and by overall worsening of immune system of the patient, as rheumatoid arthritis is most often an autoimmune disease.
Knee arthritis is more common in women than in men. Professional athletes and people who lift heavy weights professionally are in the bigger risk of developing knee arthritis in future.
Overall, knee arthritis surgery has good prognosis and patient is able to retain walking function for more than 20 years on average.