Arthritis Treatments & Surgery

There are a variety of treatments and medications that may be prescribed for sufferes of arthritis or other conditions. These could include cortisone shots and other types of medication. In addition, for some types of arthritis, especially advanced cases where pain is constant, surgery can be a successful treatment. An orthopedic doctor or surgeon may recommend cadaver cartilage replacement, osteochondral allograft, fusion surgery and other types. Learn more about the types of medications and treatments available to you and what you will undergo during a surgical procedure.

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    The elbow is the joint where the upper arm and the lower arm meet, and as a very movable joint it receives a lot of stress, making it prone to injury. Learn how pain in the elbow and degenerative changes may be diagnosed and treated using the advanced technique of elbow arthroscopy.
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    Learn about ways you can work with your health care provider to develop a treatment plan for knee arthritis. Assess common knee pain and arthritis outcome rating scales. Use an arthritis rating scale to justify knee replacement surgery if needed.
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    When arthritis sets into the ankle, it makes weight-bearing on the joint very painful. There are a few methods of relieving this condition, including an arthredesis of the ankle joint. Learn more about ankle arthrodesis and bone graft healing time.
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    Knee pain and swelling due to arthritis are commonly treated with pain medications, knee replacement surgery and physical therapy. Learn about the role and benefits of the knee brace for osteoarthritis.
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