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A 29-year-old male asked:

my mother age is 52.she is suffering from osteoporosis in both knee.total knee transplantation is out of budget for us.does viscosuplimentation help.

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Dr. Ernest Asamoah
Endocrinology 32 years experience
No: Your mother most likely has osteoarthritis of the knees - not osteoporosis.
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Viscosupplementation: In general terms, I have found viscosupplementation seems to help 65-70% of patients with knee osteoarthritis. Response varies depending on the severity of the arthritis.

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