By age 65, more than half of us will have X-ray evidence of osteoarthritis, a disease in which the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones at the joints breaks down and bony overgrowth occurs. For many, the result is stiffness and pain in the joint.
Although osteoarthritis (or OA) is more common as we age, it is not an inevitable part of aging. As researchers work to understand the causes of osteoarthritis, they are able to offer advice to help prevent the disease or its progression and lessen...
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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