Is there a better alternate to knee replacement for arthritis patient aged 60?

Probably not. If you are literally bone-on-bone there may be no better options. You can try injectable lubricants or cortisone injections but they will usually no work for advanced disease. Likewise with nsaids.

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Does knee replacement treat arthritis? Is knee replacement a good option for treating arthritis? .

Knee . Knee replacement is a remarkable procedure. It is not approached casually. Normally the arthritis would need to be pretty significant, very painful or affecting function and many orthopedic surgeons use as age as a criterion for surgery. Read more...
Arthritis. Arthritis by definition is the loss or wearing away of the articular cartilage within the knee joint. In a total knee replacement, the cartilage is replaced with the prosthetic components, thereby getting rid of the arthritis permanently. For severe, end-stage arthritis, knee replacement is the best option. Read more...

Is knee replacement the best solution for rheumatoid arthritis?

Maybe. It depends on what is causing the pain and how bad the pain is. There are many medical and non-surgical treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, but if required, knee replacement is an appropriate treatment. Read more...
If necessary. If necessary, when the joint is destroyed by rheumatoid disease, knee replacement can relieve pain and improve function. However, it is typically best if the disease (rheumatoid arthritis) be controlled medically with medicines so that the effects of the joints (hips, wrists, elbows, knees, etc) are minimized. Read more...

How long should one put off a knee replacement if you have grade 4 arthritis?

As long as you can. Tolerate the pain without hurting something else. Read more...
Pain level. The decision for knee replacement should be made based on your level of pain and possible deformity to the knee secondary to arthritis. I am a physician that believes a knee replacement should not be limited by age. If a 50 year old needs a knee replacement then it should be done. I would build up the muscles around the knee which will help during the rehab process. Be in the best shape possible. Read more...

I have pain in one knee. The pain eases when I walk or use it. I think it might just be arthritis. I'm worried about knee replacement?

It . It may be osteoarthritis, but without further information, it is difficult to be 100% certain. Typically, one would need to know some of the following: how long has it be bothering you, any history of injury, has it ever swelled up or turned red, and do you have similar problems in any of your other joints. The starting point should be to see your primary care doctor and let them discuss diagnosis and treatment options. Read more...
X-ray for djd dx. Usually a simple x-ray will tell us if you have arthritis. There are many other treatments for arthritis prior to knee replacement. Read more...