Arthritis is the physical wearing away of the protective cartilage surface covering the ends of our bones at a joint. When functioning, this cartilage surface allows smooth and painless joint motion. However, as the cartilage wears out over time, the contacting bones cause pain, swelling, etc. Arthritis symptoms generally progress over time at an unpredictable rate (months, years, decades). Arthritis should initially be treated conservatively with physical therapy, injections, medications, and activity modifications. Total knee replacement is a last resort and is appropriate for treating arthritis when all reasonable conservative measures have been exhausted and pain continues to significantly affect your quality of life.
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