Millions of people around the world are affected by arthritis. Osteoarthritis, the most common type, is ranked the fifth among all forms of disability worldwide and the majority of people suffer from hip and/or knee osteoarthritis. A number of treatments are available to help manage the symptoms of arthritis, but there is no cure.
Knee replacement surgery is a common procedure and is available worldwide. While joint replacement surgery can be a daunting prospect, it offers a welcome relief from pain and for many, the ability to return to a normal life. This series of short articles provides an overview of arthritis, including how to determine whether or not you have it, what treatment options may be available to you and how to go about getting the right treatment.