Knee Arthritis

What is Knee Arthritis and how is it treated?

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What is Knee Arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a condition characterized by the inflammation of the bones and soft tissues of the joints. Osteoarthritis of the knee, which is often referred to a just knee arthritis, is very common. Patients with knee arthritis typically have the following symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Tenderness

Symptoms may range from very mild to severe. Treating knee arthritis is its early stages prevents the condition from becoming worse. Patients who are experiencing symptoms are encouraged to make an appointment with one of the Fellowship Trained and Board Certified Knee Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates so their condition can be evaluated, diagnosed, and treated.

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How is it treated?

Knee arthritis can often be effectively treated using nonsurgical treatment options. The Knee Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates prescribe treatment plans that consist of any or any combination of the following nonsurgical treatment options:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Bracing
  • Injections

Knee arthritis that reaches severe stages and has not responded to conservative treatments may require surgical intervention in the form of a Partial or Total Knee Replacement Procedure. The Fellowship Trained and Board Certified Knee Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates use the latest Knee Replacement Techniques to help give patients maximum results.  In fact, many of our Knee Replacement Procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis.  Olympia Orthopaedic Associates is the only orthopaedic group in the area to offer this revolutionary surgical option as part of our Outpatient Joint Replacement Program.

Should I Make An Appointment?

Patients who are experiencing the symptoms of knee arthritis should not delay a diagnosis. Below are Olympia Orthopaedic Associates knee arthritis experts:

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Patients who make an appointment can look forward to symptom relief. Appointments may be made by requesting an appointment online or calling our office.

Recent Patient Testimonials

“Dr. Femiano and his staff are the best! They answer messages very promptly and have taken very good care of me. I feel Dr. Femiano especially takes his time to be very thorough, and listen to what I’ve had to say as well. Thank you Dr Femiano.”
Chantal N.

Treated by: Dominick Femiano, MD

“I ruptured the ACL in my right knee in April 2016; this occurred on a Saturday, while away from home. On Monday, I contacted Olympia Orthopaedic Associates and was seen the next morning by Dr. Snow. He diagnosed the injury and ordered an MRI. I do not hesitate to recommend Olympia Orthopaedic Associates!”
David E.

Treated by: Stephen Snow, MD

“My surgery on my knee went very well and am back playing soccer already! My experience with everyone was great!”
Ronald H.

Treated by: Jerome Zechmann, MD

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We encourage you to contact our care coordinators or make an appointment with one of our Board-Certified & Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedics.

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