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Can you inject teflon to help reduce knee pain instead of knee replacement?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
7 doctors agree

In brief: No

Teflon is too abrasive and causes an aggressive inflammatory response in the knee.

In brief: No

Teflon is too abrasive and causes an aggressive inflammatory response in the knee.
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
No, but Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM do help with the knee. Gelatin consumption helps too!
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

This has not been studied so it is a topic of conjecture.
Teflon provides a non-stick surface, but that is when it is attached to something else. Injecting it into your knee would not be toxic, but it would fail to address issues of mechanical wear or inflamamtion. Also, foreign material injected into a knee or other parts of the body can lead to infection or a foreign body reaction.

In brief: No

This has not been studied so it is a topic of conjecture.
Teflon provides a non-stick surface, but that is when it is attached to something else. Injecting it into your knee would not be toxic, but it would fail to address issues of mechanical wear or inflamamtion. Also, foreign material injected into a knee or other parts of the body can lead to infection or a foreign body reaction.
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