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<br /> Support Guide<br /> MANAGING KNEE<br /> OSTEOARTHRITIS<br /> POWERING MOTION™<br /> WHAT IS KNEE<br /> OSTEOARTHRITIS<br /> (OA)?<br /> There are more than 100 types of arthritis, but the Femur (thigh bone)<br /> most common is osteoarthritis, also known as OA or<br /> degenerative joint disease (DJD).<br /> Knee osteoarthritis occurs when the rubbery cartilage<br /> that covers the ends of your bones breaks down.<br /> Normally, the cartilage provides a cushion between the<br /> Patella<br /> bones, allowing them to glide smoothly over each other.<br /> When the cartilage deteriorates the bones may rub<br /> against each other, making it difficult and painful for the Diseased<br /> knee joint to move properly. Your physician may refer to cartilage<br /> this as “bone-on-bone” osteoarthritis.<br /> The exact cause of knee<br /> osteoarthritis is unknown, Tibia (shin bone)<br <a title="DJO - Managing Knee Osteoarthritis-Support Guide page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1a15822d?page=1"> Support Guide MANAGING KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS </a> <a title="DJO - Managing Knee Osteoarthritis-Support Guide page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1a15822d?page=2"> WHAT IS KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA)? There are more </a> <a title="DJO - Managing Knee Osteoarthritis-Support Guide page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1a15822d?page=3"> SYMPTOMS OF KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS 1 Pain </a> <a title="DJO - Managing Knee Osteoarthritis-Support Guide page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1a15822d?page=4"> MANAGING KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS Osteoarthritis is a </a> <a title="DJO - Managing Knee Osteoarthritis-Support Guide page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1a15822d?page=5"> FINDING THE RIGHT OA KNEE BRACE The right brace f</a> <a title="DJO - Managing Knee Osteoarthritis-Support Guide page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1a15822d?page=6"> WHAT IF YOU NEED SURGERY? If non-surgical treatme</a> <a title="DJO - Managing Knee Osteoarthritis-Support Guide page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1a15822d?page=7"> POST-OPERATIVE CARE Proper post-operative care is</a> <a title="DJO - Managing Knee Osteoarthritis-Support Guide page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1a15822d?page=8"> For more information and solutions to manage pain</a>