A new technology called knee kinesiography is changing the way doctors treat of osteoarthritis of the knee. This form of osteoarthritis affects nearly four million Canadians, or 13.6 per cent of the population, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Osteoarthritis of the knee is most common in people over the age of 60, but it also affects a significant proportion of younger people, even those in their 40s. For reasons still unknown, women are more likely to develop osteoarthritis than men.
In osteoarthritis of the knee, the protective cartilage in the joint wears away over time, and can lead to bone rubbing on bone. The disease is associated with aging, but it can also be caused by injury or other forms of physical stress to the cartilage.
Anatomical abnormalities and other inherited factors can also lead to a mechanical dysfunction of the knee. This may result in