Symptoms typically increase over a period of years. However, the primary symptoms from knee osteoarthritis are: mild to severe pain, localized swelling, stiffness and limited range-of-motion in the knee.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and think you have Osteoarthritis of the knee, please contact Dr. Ackerman to learn about how you can reduce your pain.

​Next, learn about Arthritis. treatments.

Knee Osteoarthritis

The most common type of osteoarthritis (OA) is of the knee. Osteoarthritis of the knee has affected more than 10 million Americans and is the most common cause of disability in the US.


Osteoarthritis of the knee is usually a slowly progressive degenerative disease where the joint cartilage gradually wears away. Because it progresses over time it most often affects older people.

Knee Osteoarthritis usually occurs from the following:

  • Previous knee injury

  • Repetitive strain on the knee

  • Problems with the bone layer underneath the cartilage

  • Obesity

  • Fractures

  • Ligament tears

  • Meniscal injuries, which can affect alignment and cause tearing in the cartilage

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George P. Ackerman, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine