Your home should be a place where you feel safe and comfortable. But when you have arthritis, it may seem like your home is filled with obstacles, such as doors that are hard to open and lamps that are difficult to turn on.
Assistive devices for arthritis can help make these everyday tasks easier. From opening small jars and bottles to getting out of the tub, these devices can ease the strain on your joints. These tools are available at your local pharmacy, hardware store, or medical supply store,...
Symptoms of a loose body in the knee joint may include:
Locking of the knee that comes and
Pain and swelling of the knee that comes and
Being able to feel the loose body by touching the
Ongoing (chronic) stiffness.
Your doctor may order a test, such as an X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan,
or MRI, to help find a loose body. Surgery to remove the loose body or repair
the kneecap may be needed if a loose body is causing symptoms.
Primary Medical Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
David Messenger, MD
August 5, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 05, 2011
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