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what's the best way to treat knee arthtitis?

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Dr. John Michalski
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
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Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres commented
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
First, you need x-rays or MRI to confirm the diagnosis. Symptomatic pain management starts with OTC NDAIDs and analgesics. Patients with arthritis who exercise regularly have less pain than those who "favor their knee" and are more sedentary. For every 1 lb. that you're overweight your knees see 4 lbs. so avoid being over weight. If you'ver done all that, steroid and hyalgan injections (e.g. Synvisc or Euflexxa) can provide temporary relief. Osteotomy or partial or total knee joint replacement are options to consider when all else has failed. Pain may be coming from something else hat is present in addition to the arthritis, e.g. torn meniscus cartilage.
Nov 23, 2012
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
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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Dr. Richard Mallia
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Strengthen the anterior muscles of the thigh.
Jan 7, 2019

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