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Knee Arthritis

  • What is Knee Arthritis?

    Knee Arthritis results from thinning of the cartilage of the knee joint, usually due to injury or ‘wear and tear’ (ageing).

    There are three kinds of Knee Arthritis:

    • Osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease that occurs as you age. This is the most common form
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis, an autoimmune disease in which your body’s immune system attacks the joint
    • Post-Trauma Arthritis, caused by direct trauma to the knee that damages the cartilage and changes the joint mechanics
  • The causes of Knee Arthritis include:

    • Being overweight
    • Excessive wear and tear of knee joints from high-impact activities
    • Increasing age
    • Previous knee injury
    • Tight lower limb muscles
    • Weak lower limb muscles
  • The symptoms of Knee Arthritis include:

    • Bumps or ‘nodes’ around the knee
    • Cracking or grinding (crepitus) when moving your knee
    • Joint instability — The knee ‘giving way’
    • Knee pain that develops gradually, and worsens with prolonged walking or standing
    • Morning stiffness and/or swelling
  • Treatment includes:

    • Exercise to help maintain the strength of your muscles and ligaments to stabilise your joints
    • Medicines:

      • Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for rheumatoid arthritis
      • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain, swelling, and stiffness in osteoarthritis
      • Steroids which can occasionally be injected directly into the joint to relieve pain and swelling
    • Physiotherapy for exercises to stabilise the joint
    • Surgery to correct joint deformity or to replace a badly damaged joint
  • Our Specialists

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    • Antony Westwood Gardner

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Orthopaedic Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #11-49/50/51
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6334 0622
    • Ang Chia Liang

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Island Orthopaedic Consultants Pte Ltd
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-42
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6352 0529
    • Ang Kian Chuan

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Orthosports Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-41
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6734 8168
    • Bell David Paul

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Orthosports Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-41
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6734 8168
    • Bose Kamal

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Bose Bone, Joint & Spine Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #14-12
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67387155
    • Chan Beng Kuen

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Orthopaedics International
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #06-03
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67376386
    • Cheng Wei Nien

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Cheng Orthopaedic Spine & Recon
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #03-03
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6735 1825
    • Cheung Tin Lung Alan

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      International Orthopaedic Clinic
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-24
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6253 7111
    • Chew Tec Hock Jeffrey

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Centre For Orthopaedics & Hip & Knee Surgery
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #16-10
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6738 2628
      Clinic:
      Centre For Orthopaedics And Hip And Knee Surgery
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-34/35
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6684 5828
    • Chew Yoon Chong Winston

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Hand Surgery Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-51/52/53
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6690 5690

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