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Do glucosamine supplements help with knee arthroplasty recovery?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: No

Glucosamine is a building block in the formation of knee cartilage, so some have recommended taking it as a dietary supplement to improve the health of your knee cartilage.
In a knee arthroplasty, the cartilage is removed and the knee is resurfaced/replaced with a metal and plastic prosthesis. Since there is no cartilage left, any benefit, which is theoretical anyway, would not be seen.

In brief: No

Glucosamine is a building block in the formation of knee cartilage, so some have recommended taking it as a dietary supplement to improve the health of your knee cartilage.
In a knee arthroplasty, the cartilage is removed and the knee is resurfaced/replaced with a metal and plastic prosthesis. Since there is no cartilage left, any benefit, which is theoretical anyway, would not be seen.
Dr. John Ayres
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: No

There is no strong evidence that glucosamine helps arthritic knees.
Replaced knees are made of metal and plastic and are not affected by nutritional supplements.

In brief: No

There is no strong evidence that glucosamine helps arthritic knees.
Replaced knees are made of metal and plastic and are not affected by nutritional supplements.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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