A 47-year-old member asked:
what's the best way to treat knee arthtitis?
2 doctor answers
Dr. John Michalski answered
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee arthritis: Consider weight control, activity modification, stretching of quads and hams, nsaids, pt/modalities/laser/omega, injections such as cortisone or viscosupplementation. Maximize conseervaive treatment before any surgery, such as partial or total tka.
Answered on Nov 23, 2012
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne answered
25 years experience Sports Medicine
Multi step process : Treatment of knee arthritis goes sequentially from less invasive to more invasive. Begin with activity modification, weight loss, physical therapy , anti inflammatory meds, and then move to more invasive options such as cortisone injections or visco supplementary injections. Surgical options include arthroscopy, partial knee replacement, & total knee replacement.
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
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