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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: Options depend on amount of surface area involved--if small, possible microfracture, oats procedure for cartilage transfer, or chondrocyte transplant--the last of which may not be covered by insurance. Sometimes a simple scope debridement may get you some mileage. ...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? I'm 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
I have a moderate sized knee joint effusion with a root tear of the medial meniscus with mild extrusion...what is the best form of treatment?
Is a lateral displaced tibial plataeu the same thing as a crushed knee joint? X-ray's available on profile. Thx in adv
Sorry but I do not know how to see your profile
but what you describe is a reasonably bad fracture of the knee joint with displaced fracture of the outside part of the tibia at the knee
this needs attention of an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
What is best treatment for 3mm osteochrondal defect in medial femoral condyle? Kissing contusion of the knee joint?
Let me advise you: Many patients appear to do well from an arthroscopic washout and debridement where any loose bodies of cartilage are removed and the defect is tidied back to healthy cartilage. However, when this treatment fails to relieve symptoms it is unclear what the best treatment is. ...Read more
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 5 more doctor answers
Are there any other total knee replacement options, other than traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?
Several choices: Depending on the wear status of the knee, unicompartmental replacement may be an option. Osteotomy (realignment) of the leg may also be an option. As for total knee replacements, there are custom cutting guides, custom implants, and computer navigation options, but none have been shown to be superior to traditional tka performed by an experienced surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have scientists found total knee replacement options, other than traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?
Yes: Depending on the nature of the condition, there are several options. Cartilage repair surgery continues to develop for early knee damage. For more significant involvement of 1 side or compartment of the knee, a partial knee replacement may relieve pain and restore function. If the knee has severe damage, a total knee replacement is indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Periostitis of os..: If inflammation causes the pain, it should be eliminated. The most common cause for heel specific pain is "periostitis of the os calcus, or heel bone. An appropriate cortisone should bring rapid relief. Then look for the causes. The family of spondyloarthopathies is most likely factorial the layman's term for heel pain is stone bruise." in reiter's syndrome, it was called "lover's heels! ". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the alternative treatments available for heel and knee joint pain other than painkillers?
I got TBE vaccines 1.May and 1.June 2014 (3rd one 1/2015). I got tick bite today to back of my knee (joint pain) at active TBE area. How to heal?
Needs to be seen: One would worry with any redness or pain at tick bite site about Lyme disease which requires antibiotics. I don't quite understand why you would have a TB vaccine behind or near the knee. Also what is meant by active tbe area. If you have a reaction to the vaccine either need to be addressed by an MD as Lyme is very serious Potentially ...Read more
Lose height - knee: In the normal knee the "joint space" is approximately 1/4 of an inch. Men have larger joint spaces than women and there is a steady decline in joint space size with age. Even if the cartilage is worn completely away, the maximum height loss for an individual would be 1/4 inch. ...Read more
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