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How can I avoid knee replacement?
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
6 doctors agree
In brief: Exercise stay thin
There are no medicines or nutritional suppliments that proven to stop arthritis, but keeping weight down and exercising cand delay arthritis symptoms.

In brief: Exercise stay thin
There are no medicines or nutritional suppliments that proven to stop arthritis, but keeping weight down and exercising cand delay arthritis symptoms.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Avoid further damage
Many conditions conspire to cause damage to the cartilage lining of the knee joint.
Avoiding impact injury by activity modification can help slow progression osteoarthritis. Weight loss, and smoking cessation are also recommended. Correction of angular deformities is quite useful, by use of a brace or surgical. Arthroscopy has been shown to be of limited use for this purpose.

In brief: Avoid further damage
Many conditions conspire to cause damage to the cartilage lining of the knee joint.
Avoiding impact injury by activity modification can help slow progression osteoarthritis. Weight loss, and smoking cessation are also recommended. Correction of angular deformities is quite useful, by use of a brace or surgical. Arthroscopy has been shown to be of limited use for this purpose.
Dr. Michael Granberry
Dr. Michael Granberry
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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Sublingual N-Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG) is effective in reducing pain of arthritis and I have had about half of my patients contemplating replacment surgery cancel after recieving IM Injections as well as sublingual forms of it. Unfortunately, in my experience, oral forms of glucosamine purchased over the counter don't seem to be as effective. email at www.medacpc.com for more info
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Avoid TKA
Genetics are beyond our control for developing arthritis.
But weight control, light exercise, flexibility, swim, walk, bike, good shoe wear, nsaids, laser/modalities, glucosamine with chondroitin, omega3, cortisone injections, viscosupplementation can all help with the symptoms.

In brief: Avoid TKA
Genetics are beyond our control for developing arthritis.
But weight control, light exercise, flexibility, swim, walk, bike, good shoe wear, nsaids, laser/modalities, glucosamine with chondroitin, omega3, cortisone injections, viscosupplementation can all help with the symptoms.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Lose weight
Lose weight if you are overweight.
Each additional pound adds 4-6 lb of stress pressure on the knee. Gentle exercise will strengthen support muscles without hurting the joints.

In brief: Lose weight
Lose weight if you are overweight.
Each additional pound adds 4-6 lb of stress pressure on the knee. Gentle exercise will strengthen support muscles without hurting the joints.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Avoid injury, B thin
Avoid major impacts from falls or contact sports if possible.
Direct impacts can cause cartilage breakdown many years later. Meniscus tears disrupt the protective mechanism of the knee and can accelerate cartilage breakdown and arthritis. Stay appropriate in weight. Each pound on you body transfers 4-6 pounds of force across your knee. If you have arthritis thats bad, consider partial knee 1st.

In brief: Avoid injury, B thin
Avoid major impacts from falls or contact sports if possible.
Direct impacts can cause cartilage breakdown many years later. Meniscus tears disrupt the protective mechanism of the knee and can accelerate cartilage breakdown and arthritis. Stay appropriate in weight. Each pound on you body transfers 4-6 pounds of force across your knee. If you have arthritis thats bad, consider partial knee 1st.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Dr. Kevin Stone
Sports Medicine
In brief: Cartilage replacemen
It is possible to replace the meniscus cartilage and perform a stem cell paste graft for many patients who have been told they need a knee replacement.
This is called a biologic knee replacement.

In brief: Cartilage replacemen
It is possible to replace the meniscus cartilage and perform a stem cell paste graft for many patients who have been told they need a knee replacement.
This is called a biologic knee replacement.
Dr. Kevin Stone
Dr. Kevin Stone
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