Man holding his knee as he climbs stairs

Knee osteoarthritis

What is knee osteoarthritis?

Symptoms: what are the signs?

Causes: why has this happened?

Treatment options: treatments to suit you

Treatment options: self help

Treatment options: medicines

Treatment options: non-surgical

Treatment options: surgery

More information from Bupa Knee Clinic

    • Osteoarthritis: Care and management in adults. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), February 2014. www.nice.org.uk
    • Osteoarthritis. BMJ Best Practice. www.bestpractice.bmj.com, published 24 September 2014
    • Osteoarthritis. Medscape. www.emedicine.medscape.com, published 27 March 2015
    • Arthritis of the knee. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. www.orthoinfo.aaos.org, published June 2014
    • Map of Medicine. Osteoarthritis. International View. London: Map of Medicine; 2014 (Issue 3)
    • Map of Medicine. Elective knee surgery. International View. London: Map of Medicine; 2015 (Issue 2)
    • Osteoarthritis. PatientPlus. www.patient.info/patientplus, reviewed 12 March 2014
    • Osteoarthritis of the knee. Arthritis Research UK. www.arthritisresearchuk.org, accessed 15 October 2015
  • Reviewed by Dylan Merkett, Bupa Health Content Team, October 2015.

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