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Could acupuncture and qi gong treatment help my knee cartilage grow back?

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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

There is no evidence that there is an treatment that reliably reverses knee cartilage injury including acupuncture.

In brief: No

There is no evidence that there is an treatment that reliably reverses knee cartilage injury including acupuncture.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No, however acupuncture has been shown to help with knee pain from arthritis.
It is effective but expensive and studies included several weeks of treatment. There are no long term studies with arthritis and acupuncture that I am aware of.

In brief: No

No, however acupuncture has been shown to help with knee pain from arthritis.
It is effective but expensive and studies included several weeks of treatment. There are no long term studies with arthritis and acupuncture that I am aware of.
Dr. Lea Danielsen
Dr. Lea Danielsen
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Sxs- yes, regrow- no

Acupuncture may help you to heal, reduce inflammation and decrease pain but it will not grow more knee cartilage back.
What does your orthopedic surgeon recommend.

In brief: Sxs- yes, regrow- no

Acupuncture may help you to heal, reduce inflammation and decrease pain but it will not grow more knee cartilage back.
What does your orthopedic surgeon recommend.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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