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Doctor insights on: Tricompartmental Osteoarthritis Of The Knee

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr Dr. Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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I have tricompartmental osteoarthritis of the knees and I've tried all therapies with no real results. Do I need surgery to remove the constant pain?

I have tricompartmental osteoarthritis of the knees and I've tried all therapies with no real results. Do I need surgery to remove the constant pain?

Knee orthopedist.: You should see a sports medicine orthopedic knee surgeon, who can determine what the best form of treatment may be. You may need arthroscopic surgery, depending on what the findings are.

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs ...Read more


Dr. Moshe Lewis Dr. Lewis
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
21 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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I was diagnosed with advanced tricompartmental osteoarthritis in my left knee. My ankle is swollen too. Are the two related? I have knee pain no ankle

I was diagnosed with advanced tricompartmental osteoarthritis in my left knee. My ankle is swollen too. Are the two related? I have knee pain no ankle

Yes, given less walks: Knee arthritis often limits the amount of distance a patient can walk. The muscles in the lower leg help get fluid from the leg back to the heart and require a good amount of walking ideally at least 2500 steps a day. Otherwise, fluid can pool around the ankle. Also since arthritis goes all over the body an exam by Podiatry to check for ankle arthritis or sprain is indicated. PT or taping can help.

Dr. David Bailie Dr. Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery
27 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. Stratos Christianakis Dr. Christianakis
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
14 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What are some medications to treat osteoarthritis of the knee?

What are some medications to treat osteoarthritis of the knee?

Medications: There are many different meds like nsaid's, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and Codeine deriative meds. It is very important to incorporate diet, weight loss, and daily physical therapy exercises medications to optimize the treatment.

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Dr. Christopher Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery
15 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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What do doctors think is the top pain medicine for osteoarthritis of the knee?

OTC: Over the counter nsaids as directed by your pcp. True narcotic pain medication is not a good idea for arthritis pain control as this is a chronic condition.

Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Is running bad for my knees? I have a family history of osteoarthritis of the knee.

Is running bad for my knees? I have a family history of osteoarthritis of the knee.

Overuse injuries: Overuse and improper form can always accelerate wear and tear of joints. I strongly advice you have your feet evaluated for proper foot alignment and evaluation of your arch, whether you land on the inside, outside or dead on mid foot. You'll be amazed how many problems can be avoided by wearing the correct brand of running shoe for you. I walk/jog 45 mins a day, the shoe makes a big difference!

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I'm 34 yrs old and my doctor told me I've beginning of osteoarthritis of the knee. My weight is good not overweight. What shall I do?

I'm 34 yrs old and my doctor told me I've beginning of osteoarthritis of the knee. My weight is good not overweight. What shall I do?

Ignore it: Unless the knee pain is significant, ignore the issue. Mild oa often means little or nothing. If the knee pain is a problem, get a 2nd opinion with an orthopedist.

Dr. Michael Jones Dr. Jones
Family Medicine
18 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is taking 500mg coated aspirin three times a day three times weekly a good way to help osteoarthritis of the knee? Don't want cardio issues.

Is taking 500mg coated aspirin three times a day three times weekly a good way to help osteoarthritis of the knee? Don't want cardio issues.

It can be...: Aspirin certainly can be helpful for arthritis pain. Depending on the severity of the pain and whether it is contant or intermittent pain you may need something more regularly. Aspirin is not known to induce cardiovascular disease, indeed it can be preventative (though generally only recommended for prevention of a second heart attack, not a first). You might try Glucosamine and Cod LIver Oil.

Dr. Meir Marmor Dr. Marmor
Orthopedic Surgery
22 years in practice
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Osteoarthritis of the knee. Can it cause fractures or make bones brittle?

Osteoarthritis of the knee. Can it cause fractures or make bones brittle?

Not usually...: Usually it is the other way around. Fractures involving a joint often lead to post traumatic osteoarthritis in that joint

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Dr. John Michalski Dr. Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
32 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Marvin Den Dr. Den
Internal Medicine
41 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is done for osteoarthritis of knees, ?

What is done for osteoarthritis of knees, ?

Lots: However there are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joint or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Check out regenexx. Com.

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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How is knee osteoarthritis treated?

How is knee osteoarthritis treated?

It depend: There's no known cure for osteoarthritis, but treatments can help to reduce pain and maintain joint movement. Early stages. Acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Pain medications. Physical therapy.Try braces or shoe inserts.Cortisone shots. Lubrication injections. Surgical procedures.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Is knee osteoarthritis can be cured?

Not yet.: Not yet. There is no cure for oa other than joint replacement. There are often very effective treatments. With research into artificial cartilage and cartilage regeneration more effective treatments may be available in the future.

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Dr. Peter Buecker Dr. Buecker
Orthopedic Surgery
years in practice
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How to treat osteoarthritis in knee?

How to treat osteoarthritis in knee?

Depends on severity: Osteoarthritis of the knee is very common. Treatment usually starts with exercises, activity modifications, and anti-inflammatory drugs. Steroid injections are usually next, followed by viscosupplementation injections, then discussions about surgery, mainly joint replacement. Additional modalities such as tai chi, yoga, active isolated stretching or similar may also be employed as appropriate.

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez Dr. Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
36 years in practice
University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine
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How can treat with knee osteoarthritis?

Antiinflammatories..: Oa of the knee is treated with non-steroidal antiinflamatories first if Acetaminophen is not helping. If oral medications are a problem topical capsaicin or topical voltaren (diclofenac) may help. If no better with previous tx., injections of cortisone into the joint may aliviate for hours, days, weeks or months. Before severe, may get injections of lubricants (hyalgan)severe oa may need total knee replacement.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Can glucosamine work on osteoarthritis in both knees?

Can glucosamine work on osteoarthritis in both knees?

Sometimes: There is no harm in trying. Take at least 1, 500 mg daily and give it a 3 month trial before deciding how much it does or does not help.