Cartilage begins to wear down. Symptoms are generally mild and may include pain that comes and goes.
Cartilage continues to wear away. Joint fluid may lose its ability to lubricate and cushion the knee. You may have more pain and difficulty in movement.
Areas of cartilage may totally wear away, causing bones to rub against each other. You may experience significant unbearable pain.
key hole surgery to clear off small pieces of cartilage debris which float around the knee and cause pain and other symptoms, providing temporary pain relief and improved mobility for 6months to 2 years.
total Knee replacement is the last resort for patients whose knee pain is severe and cannot be relieved with other treatment options.