Knee Arthritis is Painful.
Hello! Dr. H again, it’s Sunday afternoon. Why does having knee replacement relieve pain from arthritis when the procedure itself sounds so bad? That is the question that a patient asked me last week. So let us first discuss what arthritis is and why is it painful. The knee joint is a complex joint where the thigh, shin and knee cap meet. This is all held together by an array of muscle, tendons, ligaments, and meniscal cartilage. Where the bones actually meet they are cove