A 44-year-old member asked:
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What will happen to arthirtis if cortisone doesn't help?

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Dr. Kourosh Shamlou
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Nothing: if the pain is not livable, then surgery.
Answered on Nov 30, 2014
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
physical therapy and surgery as the last option
Nov 30, 2014

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It depends: It depends on the cause and the severity of the arthritis.
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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Sounds like you: are heading for replacement surgery. Discus your concerns with your health care provider.

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