Knee arthritis

  1. Normal
  2. Start of disease
  3. Early stage
  4. Mid stage
  5. Late stage
  6. Very late

Diagnosis & staging

Pain
  1. Normal: pain level None
  2. Start of disease: pain level None
  3. Early stage: pain level Mild
  4. Mid stage: pain level Moderate
  5. Late stage: pain level High
  6. Very late: pain level Severe
Mobility
  1. Normal: mobility level 100%
  2. Start of disease: mobility level 100%
  3. Early stage: mobility level 75-90%
  4. Mid stage: mobility level 50-75%
  5. Late stage: mobility level 25-50%
  6. Very late: mobility level 10-25%
Daily Activities
  1. Normal: activity level 100%
  2. Start of disease: activity level 100%
  3. Early stage: activity level 75-90%
  4. Mid stage: activity level 50-75%
  5. Late stage: activity level 25-50%
  6. Very late: activity level 10-25%
Exam
  1. Normal:

    Swelling ➝
    Stiffness ➝
    X-Ray ➝

  2. Start of disease:

    -
    -
    Normal

  3. Early stage:

    +
    +
    Mild

  4. Mid stage:

    + +
    + + +
    Moderate

  5. Late stage:

    + + +
    + + + +
    Significant

  6. Very late:

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

Self help

Mainline treatment choices

Non-Operative
Operative

Alternatives

All
Observation / 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