Viscosupplementation for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Introduction The squeaky hinge gets the grease. In the same way, the joint that aches from osteoarthritis (OA) get the attention. Since the knee works like a hinge joint, it makes sense that lubricating the joint might help people with knee osteoarthritis. Accordingly, a treatment called viscosupplementation has been used by doctors to restore lubrication in osteoarthritic knee joints. […]

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Unicompartmental Knee Replacement

Introduction A painful knee can severely affect your ability to lead a full, active life. Over the last 25 years, major advancements in artificial knee replacement have improved the outcome of the surgery greatly. One of the more recent advances in knee replacement surgery is the unicompartmental knee replacement (also known as a unicondylar knee replacement). This type of

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Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Introduction Nonsurgical treatment of knee osteoarthritis (OA) focuses on reducing pain and maintaining or improving joint function. Doctors commonly prescribe acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to relieve pain and swelling in arthritic patients. Newer NSAIDs called COX-2 inhibitors are showing promise as well. In recent years, two unique compounds have been used by people with knee OA. These

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