Knee arthritis

Diagnosis & staging
Mainline treatment choices
Alternatives
Pain
Mobility
Daily Activities
Exam
Self help
Non-Operative
Operative
All
Observation /
No Treatment

1

Normal

Diagnosis & staging

Pain
Mobility

100%

Daily Activities
Exam

Swelling ➝
Stiffness ➝
X-Ray ➝

Mainline treatment choices

Alternatives

Observation / <br> No Treatment

2

Start of disease

Diagnosis & staging

Pain
Mobility

100%

Daily Activities
Exam

-
-
Normal

Self help

Mainline treatment choices

Alternatives

Observation / <br> No Treatment

3

Early stage

Diagnosis & staging

Pain
Mobility

75-90%

Daily Activities
Exam

+
+
Mild

Self help

Mainline treatment choices

Non-Operative

Alternatives

All
Observation / <br> No Treatment

4

Mid stage

Diagnosis & staging

Pain
Mobility

50-75%

Daily Activities
Exam

+ +
+ + +
Moderate

Self help

Mainline treatment choices

Non-Operative
Operative

Alternatives

All
Observation / <br> No Treatment

5

Late stage

Diagnosis & staging

Pain
Mobility

25-50%

Daily Activities
Exam

+ + +
+ + + +
Significant

Self help

Mainline treatment choices

Non-Operative
Operative

Alternatives

All
Observation / <br> No Treatment

6

Very late

Diagnosis & staging

Pain
Mobility

10-25%

Daily Activities
Exam

+ + + +
+ + + + +
Bone-on-bone

Self help

Mainline treatment choices

Non-Operative
Operative

Alternatives

All
Observation / <br> No Treatment

No treatment is guaranteed to work, sometimes diseases will still continue to deteriorate. Alternative treatment options may not be available in all Trusts