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osteoarthritis in the knee

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Arthritis, Osteoarthritis
My mother has osteoarthritis in the knees (just had surgey fusion on 4 lumbar disks and she was wondering what kind of procedures are available for this. can anyone help?


  • have arthritic knees. Send Paulgla a PM. He has had both of his knees replaced and I am sure that he will be glad to share his experience with you. For some reason, this section of the board does not get many people viewing it. Good luck to you and your mom. Please keep us posted.
  • Thanks for replying on both of my posts. I am quite new to this type of forum and am not sure what PM means.She is going for knee surgey in less than a month. Just found out today. Has me worried about her health. (Fusion in Sept.) again thanks.
  • contact Paul and ask him to reply here.
  • Try prolotherapy - it worked for me.... and you won't need surgery. It works even if your knee is bone on bone.... its a series of injections into the joint space that causes inflammation which in turn causes ligaments around the joint to strengthen and also the cartilage to regrow. It is a natural treatment, no side effects. Nothing to lose, so give it a try.....
  • I have it in my right knee (I'm still in my 20's!), and I've had two surgeries to clean up cartilage, and make the stiffness and pain more bearable...but the next stop is probably a knee replacement.

    I've done alot of therapy...warm water REALLY helps. The injections help too...although for me they are so painful that it's not worth it. (I have other health problems though)

    Prolotherapy is another option. I may try it..I don't know...injections are just so dang painful, and my insurance won't cover twilight sedation, and I remember and feel EVERYTHING with the "drowsy" route that is another option. I have a friend who did really well with it though.

    Just make sure she keeps up with her supplements as well, my Dr stresses that the right diet and vitamins can really help, and I do notice a difference when I'm not following my "diet" properly!!!

    There's alot of options out there though, do plenty of reserach. Oh, and of course *hugs*...cause everyone needs more of those!
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