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Osteoarthritis of the Knee and Hip

USC Orthopaedic Surgery / Conditions / Osteoarthritis of the Knee and Hip

Osteoarthritis is a breakdown of cartilage in the joints that occurs over time. There is no cure, but some treatments can help slow the disease and reduce pain.

What are the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee and hip?

  • Redness and swelling around the joint
  • Chronic pain
  • Popping noise or grinding sensation in the joint
  • Weakness in the joint
  • Instability or loss of use

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