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If you have arthritis i and discomfort and pain in the front and side of your knee & tear, would you be a candidate 4 macoplasty?

If you have arthritis i and discomfort and pain in the front and side of your knee & tear, would you be a candidate 4 macoplasty?

Depends: If you have a tear with pain, instability and swelling, you should consult with an orthopedic surgeon who can explain the most appropriate procedure for your knee. You cannot just "clean up" arthritis. Non-surgical care includes managing your weight, posture, lifestyle and pain. Physical therapy can help before and after knee surgery. A physiatrist can refer you (;check vitamin d). ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Arthritis of the knee?

Arthritis of the knee?

Yep.: Pretty common. Treat with avoidance of severe knee stress, regular exercise, Acetaminophen and non steroidal meds. ...Read more

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Arthritis of the knee?

Many options: There are many treatments for arthritis of the knee including physical therapy, tylenol (acetaminophen) and nsaid's , (advil or alleve) cortisone and viscosupplementation(gel shots) as well as low impact exercise. For severe arthritis where all else has failed a joint replacement may be indicated. An orthopedist can review your x-rays exam and complaints and make the appropriate recommendations. ...Read more

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What does arthritis of the knee look like?

What does arthritis of the knee look like?

Depends : On the severity and type of arthritis. For the most part. Worn out, joint space, or meniscus. ...Read more

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How do I deal with arthritis in the knees?

How do I deal with arthritis in the knees?

Options...: activity modification, anti inflammatory meds, braces, steroid shots, and hyaluronic acid viscosupplentation are all nonsurgical options. The most important thing is for a proper and accurate diagnosis before considering these treatments. ...Read more

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Knee spasms at night from arthritis. Cause?

Knee spasms at night from arthritis. Cause?

See Your Doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of arthritis in your knees?

What are the symptoms of arthritis in your knees?

See below: Symptoms of arthritis conditions include pain, sometimes swelling, increased warmth limitation of motion, stiffness particularly in the morning after getting up, popping, clicking, giving way or buckling. People often report trouble with stairs or trouble getting up after they have been sitting a while. Not everyone has all of these symptoms however. ...Read more

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What is the best relief for arthritis in the knees?

What is the best relief for arthritis in the knees?

NSAIDS: If arthritis is what you have been diagnosed with, then what kind is it and trying simple tylenol (acetaminophen) first for pain control or nsaids such as advil or aleive especially if there is any inflammation. If no benefit seek medical consultation so a proper regimine can be assessed for you. ...Read more

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Why does my knee crackle when i bend it? Arthritis?

Why does my knee crackle when i bend it? Arthritis?

Knee: Just the 'popping' sound in the knee, with out any signs of pain or arthritis changes on x-ray, does not mean you have arthritis. Please get a complete assessment by your doctor to get the correct diagnosis. Good luck ! ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more