What is Traumatic Arthritis of the Knee?

Trauma suffered during a fall, accident or other knee injury is a common cause of joint damage and the aftermath can lead to an arthritic knee.

There are many types of traumatic knee injuries that can cause post-traumatic arthritis. Some injuries result from repetitive motion or overuse, such as “runner’s knee.” Sudden twisting of the knee or a direct blow when the knee is bent may also cause traumatic injuries. Knee damage from a fall, car accident, workplace or athletic injury may trigger the process of cartilage breaking down inside the knee joint.

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