Patricia Senn was only 13 when she had bilateral knee surgery in California. Although osteoarthritis of the knee ran in her family—her mother had double knee replacements—being a girls’ fast pitch softball player since age 5 didn’t help. After surgery, Senn returned to softball but her knees grew worse, and she was forced to quit the sport at age 18.
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If your knee has been severely damaged by arthritis or an injury, it may be hard to perform simple activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. Individuals with knee arthritis may even feel pain while sitting or lying down. If nonsurgical treatments, such as medications and using walking supports, do not help, it may be […]
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of joints and may cause pain, swelling and stiffness, making it difficult to do everyday activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the knee. It is a degenerative, “wear-and-tear” type of arthritis that occurs most often in people 50 […]