Osteoarthritis – less pain. More life.

31 Million people in the United States suffer from osteoarthritis (OA). One in every two people will develop it by age 85. What are the causes of this joint disorder? How can it be prevented? And, what are the options for pain relief?

Osteoarthritis is the result of years of excessive joint strain and cartilage damage. It can also be triggered as a result of previous injury, such as a meniscus or ligament injury or the result of congenital deformity of the joints.

Obesity, nicotine, and alcohol abuse increase the probability of developing osteoarthritis. Age, gender, and race can also play a role.

Multiple treatment options exist, but many healthcare experts see a gap in early knee osteoarthritis intervention.

Ottobock offers a variety of conservative treatment options to help relieve pain, help reduce over-the-counter and prescription drug use, help prevent further joint damage, and help delay surgical intervention. Our goal is to help patients live with less pain and more life.


Information about knee osteoarthritis

What you need to know

What is osteoarthritis, and what is the next step when every step is painful?

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What causes osteoarthritis?

Understanding knee osteoarthritis – learn more about the causes and progression.

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Typical symptoms

How can knee osteoarthritis be identified in the early stages? What are common signs of the condition?

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Diagnosing knee osteoarthritis

What are the methods for diagnosing knee osteoarthritis?

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Treatment options

How can knee osteoarthritis be treated effectively and pain in the knee permanently reduced?

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What you can do

How can an active lifestyle and healthy diet help combat knee osteoarthritis?

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Frequently asked questions

  • What is the Agilium Freestep?

    Agilium Freestep is an ankle foot orthosis that offers dynamic off-loading of the knee joint to promote increased mobility and delay surgery for individuals with mild to moderate medial or lateral unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis.

  • What is the Agilium Freestep?

    Agilium Freestep is an ankle foot orthosis that offers dynamic off-loading of the knee joint to promote increased mobility and delay surgery for individuals with mild to moderate medial or lateral unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis.

  • What is the Agilium Freestep?

    Agilium Freestep is an ankle foot orthosis that offers dynamic off-loading of the knee joint to promote increased mobility and delay surgery for individuals with mild to moderate medial or lateral unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis.

  • What is the Agilium Freestep?

    Agilium Freestep is an ankle foot orthosis that offers dynamic off-loading of the knee joint to promote increased mobility and delay surgery for individuals with mild to moderate medial or lateral unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis.

  • What is the Agilium Freestep?

    Agilium Freestep is an ankle foot orthosis that offers dynamic off-loading of the knee joint to promote increased mobility and delay surgery for individuals with mild to moderate medial or lateral unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis.

  • What is the Agilium Freestep?

    Agilium Freestep is an ankle foot orthosis that offers dynamic off-loading of the knee joint to promote increased mobility and delay surgery for individuals with mild to moderate medial or lateral unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis.

  • What is the Agilium Freestep?

    Agilium Freestep is an ankle foot orthosis that offers dynamic off-loading of the knee joint to promote increased mobility and delay surgery for individuals with mild to moderate medial or lateral unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis.

  • What is the Agilium Freestep?

    Agilium Freestep is an ankle foot orthosis that offers dynamic off-loading of the knee joint to promote increased mobility and delay surgery for individuals with mild to moderate medial or lateral unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis.

  • What is the Agilium Freestep?

    Agilium Freestep is an ankle foot orthosis that offers dynamic off-loading of the knee joint to promote increased mobility and delay surgery for individuals with mild to moderate medial or lateral unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis.

  • What is the Agilium Freestep?

    Agilium Freestep is an ankle foot orthosis that offers dynamic off-loading of the knee joint to promote increased mobility and delay surgery for individuals with mild to moderate medial or lateral unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis.

  • What is the Agilium Freestep?

    Agilium Freestep is an ankle foot orthosis that offers dynamic off-loading of the knee joint to promote increased mobility and delay surgery for individuals with mild to moderate medial or lateral unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis.

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