Knee Arthritis treatment PTI Orthoic Lab Denver

Knee Arthritis Condition


A biomechanical orthotic for a patient with unicompartmental knee
arthritis can be helpful but really only as a temporary measure. Arthritic
knee pain is relieved by various anti-inflammatories, walking aids and
eventually surgery.

If a patient is not a candidate for any of the above and does not wish to
have surgery, then a biomechanical orthotic may help. With this
condition the orthotic has to redirect forces within the knee. For medial
(inside edge of the knee) arthritis, lateral posting is used. For lateral
knee arthritis, (outside edge of the knee) medial posting is used. This
approach opens up the joint space within the knee and the weight is
borne on the healthy part of the joint.
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