A 26-year-old member asked:
Can you inject teflon to help reduce knee pain instead of knee replacement?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Ayresanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No: This has not been studied so it is a topic of conjecture. Teflon provides a non-stick surface, but that is when it is attached to something else. Injecting it into your knee would not be toxic, but it would fail to address issues of mechanical wear or inflamamtion. Also, foreign material injected into a knee or other parts of the body can lead to infection or a foreign body reaction.
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Dr. Barry Waldmananswered
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
No: Teflon is too abrasive and causes an aggressive inflammatory response in the knee.
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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock commented
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
No, but Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM do help with the knee. Gelatin consumption helps too!
Oct 2, 2011
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