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What Is The Best Artificial Knee Joint Available For Today
Is it possible to have an infection in or around a artificial knee joint for a couple years and it never be detected in blood work?
Low impact: Generally, it is a good idea to keep the knee moving with as little impact as possible. Provided it is just a strain, and there are no fractures, torn meniscus or ligaments, a low impact exercise program including riding a stationary bike or elliptical machine would be advisable. If it hurts, don't do it and make sure you check with a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cartilage: If the "worn out cartilage" is referring to the meniscus then a meniscal transplant can be performed if there is significant meniscal loss and the patient is relatively young with no or minimal associated articular cartilage wear. If the 'worn out cartilage" is referring to the coating or articular cartilage of the femur then an articular cartilage can be considered with possible autologous tx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My aunt have osteoarthritis she suffer from pain in her knee joint , with normal calsium level what is the best drug and the food that can help her?
Strengthening: The best initial treatment includes weight loss, muscle strength and analgesics. ...Read more
Suffered a crushed knee joint from accident. Too young for replacement. What's the best option for treatment?Im not overweight and exercise daily.
Need more info: Sorry to hear about your knee. "crushed " doesn't sound good but i need more information to give u an answer. It would be best to look @ your x-rays and arthroscopic photos( if u have had your knee 'scoped') @ a minimum to give you your tx. Alternatives.Best of luck! ...Read more
Is a lateral displaced tibial plataeu the same thing as a crushed knee joint? X-ray's available on profile. Thx in adv
Are there total knee replacement options, besides traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?
Yes: Alternatives to total knee replacement include partial knee repalcement and osteotomy. Partial knee replacement is done if the arthritis is confined to only one part of the knee. Osteotomy is done if there is an angular deformity contributing to overloading of one side of the joint. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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