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Is total knee replacement a best solution for rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Rheumatoid arthritis is a disabling disease that can cause severe joint destruction.
Treatment should be via non-operative options first- nsaid's, cortisone injections, and other disease modifying agents (e.g. Methotrexate or humira). If the pain from the RA in the knee is no longer adequately treated by the conservative options, total knee replacement is an excellent option.

In brief: Yes

Rheumatoid arthritis is a disabling disease that can cause severe joint destruction.
Treatment should be via non-operative options first- nsaid's, cortisone injections, and other disease modifying agents (e.g. Methotrexate or humira). If the pain from the RA in the knee is no longer adequately treated by the conservative options, total knee replacement is an excellent option.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: TKA for RA

Tka is an excellent treatment for severe ra, assuming you exhausted conservative means.

In brief: TKA for RA

Tka is an excellent treatment for severe ra, assuming you exhausted conservative means.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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