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Non surgical treatment of knee osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis is a debilitating condition of joints caused by wear and tear of the articular surface (joint lining). Progression of this disease causes pain, stiffness and functional impairment. Arthritis affecting the knee joint is most disabling and the treatment on a variety of non surgical modalities to control the symptoms. Once the non surgical treatment is no longer effective, surgical treatment in the form of a knee replacement is usually recommended.

Non surgical treatment of knee osteoarthritis involves multiple modalities. Some of these are more effective than others. The treatment modalities are recommended based on their proved effectiveness as shown by high quality clinical research. To see what the current best clinical practice in the non surgical treatment of osteoarthritis is and to learn which of the non surgical modalities really work please view the video presentation Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis.

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