Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint condition that causes pain and stiffness in the joints.
Partial knee replacement, also called a unicompartmental knee replacement, is a surgery that may be considered for treatment of severe arthritis of the knee.
Claudication is muscular pain, cramping, or fatigue that typically occurs during exercise and goes away with rest.
You've tried nearly everything for your worn-out knee. But the remaining possibilities may include some risky options.
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) on the inner side of the knee is most often torn when there is a force that strikes the outside of the knee. The MCL attempts to resist widening of the joint and tears if the force is too great. When this happens, you face a recovery time of weeks to months, depending on the grade of the MCL tear.