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Is there more than one kind of arthritis of the knee?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
There is more than one kind of arthritis of the knee. The most common type is osteoarthritis due to wear and tear that causes loss of cartilage and bone-on-bone inflammation. Other types of arthritis that can affect the knee are: rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis after trauma, arthritis from hereditary misalignment, arthritis from obesity, and arthritis from infectious, autoimmune or metabolic causes. 

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