Our Approach to Treating

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

At the Joint Preservation and Arthritis Center, specialists at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital and NYU Langone Orthopedic Center collaborate to provide individualized care for people with osteoarthritis of the knee. Our team includes rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, and experts in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Osteoarthritis of the knee is progressive joint damage that can lead to pain, stiffness, and loss of mobility. Our physicians approach diagnosis and treatment using tools and techniques based on the latest clinical research. The cause of osteoarthritis symptoms is not the same for every person, and our arthritis experts use advanced imaging tests to identify the source of knee pain, even when symptoms are mild. Based on the results, they can tailor treatment to relieve pain, improve function, and keep you active.

Treatment for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

For people who have mild osteoarthritis of the knee, our doctors recommend a combination of anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy to reduce pain and restore mobility. If osteoarthritis is more advanced and the symptoms significantly affect your life, our physicians may recommend therapeutic injections or surgery.

Our Research and Education in Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.