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If I have osteophyte fomations in my knee what do doctors do for that?
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: He will help to
Take care of them, possibly by cleaning the joint arthoscopicaly.

In brief: He will help to
Take care of them, possibly by cleaning the joint arthoscopicaly.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Osteophyte
Osteophyte is a fancy word for bone spur. Osteophytes are a result of abnormal mechanics.
Osteophyte formation is an early sign of arthritic changes. The osteophytes are not your problem, they are a consequence from your problem, abnormal biomechanics. Pain control and activity modification is key, but more than likely you will require a total knee replacement in the distant future.

In brief: Osteophyte
Osteophyte is a fancy word for bone spur. Osteophytes are a result of abnormal mechanics.
Osteophyte formation is an early sign of arthritic changes. The osteophytes are not your problem, they are a consequence from your problem, abnormal biomechanics. Pain control and activity modification is key, but more than likely you will require a total knee replacement in the distant future.
Dr. Blake Miller
Dr. Blake Miller
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Many options.
Depending on the severity some treatment options may include rest, ice, compression and elevation, bracing, injection, pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and possible arthroscopic or open surgery.
Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate care.

In brief: Many options.
Depending on the severity some treatment options may include rest, ice, compression and elevation, bracing, injection, pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and possible arthroscopic or open surgery.
Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate care.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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