A member asked:

Can you inject teflon to help reduce knee pain instead of knee replacement?

9 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

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.

Answered 9/28/2016



No: Teflon is too abrasive and causes an aggressive inflammatory response in the knee.

Answered 12/6/2014



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