Knee osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, is most common in older adults. Typically, knee osteoarthritis is the result of progressive articular cartilage loss and wear and tear. Experts have observed that 595 million, or 7.6% of people globally, had osteoarthritis in 2020, an increase of 132.2% in total cases since 1990. Researchers have projected that cases of knee osteoarthritis will increase approximately 74.9% by 2050 compared with 2020. Management strategies for osteoarthritis of the knee are generally divided into conservative treatments (pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic) and surgical approaches, with the goal of delaying the need to undertake surgery or avoid it altogether.
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