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  1. Ladder of Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis • Knee replacement (Arthroplasty) • Bone re-alignment (Osteotomy) • Keyhole surgery to wash out & tidy (Arthroscopy) Operations • Steroid injection into the knee • Visco-supplement injection into the knee • Anti-inflammatory tablets • Walking aids & off-loading knee braces • Physiotherapy Medical treatment & physiotherapy • Healthy eating for healthy weight • Make lifestyle changes to normal activities to help you cope. • Regular exercise • Painkillers • Glucosamine supplements Self management