Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease due to wear and tear of the joints cartilage. Many different factors, such as obesity and strain on the joints, can lead to osteoarthritis of the knee (gonarthrosis). However, the cause is not always clear. At an advanced stage of the disease, joint cartilage and other structures within the joint deteriorate. Consequently, joint pain and stiffness may occur.
To help you to weigh the benefits and harms of different treatment options, we developed the following fact boxes:
- Fact box Corticosteroid injections
- Fact box Hyaluronic acid injections
- Fact box Arthroscopy