Knee Arthritis

Most common knee problem that occurs with age is arthritis.
It is called osteoarthritis
Knee joint is the most common site for osteoarthritis.

Arthritis in the knee joint serially progresses with age
It is classified in mild moderate and severe stages based on Xrays.

The approved treatment modalities for osteoarthritis are :

  1. Weight reduction
  2. Physiotherapy 
  3. Pain killers as required
  4. Glucosamine and chondroitin are prescibed but have limited literature support  that they improve arthritis
  5. Arthroscopy in useful in selected cases which have more mechanical symptoms and less Xray changes
In severe osteoarthritis of knee joint : the treatment of choice is Total Knee Replacement.

Knee replacement: Things one should know

Types of knee replacement;

  1. Partial knee replacement (unicondylar knee replacement): useful in young age with medial sided osteoarthritis. 
  2. Total knee replacement: standard treatment in cases of severe osteoarthritis of knee joint.

Benefits of Total knee replacement
  1. Improvement in pain 
  2. Improvement in function 
  3. Increase in walking distance
  4. Better gait
  5. Better confidence in walking

Advance knee and shoulder hospital specialises in treatment of knee arthritis.
All modalities are available, which are used judiciously and scientifically for the best result for the patients.
The hospital provides the best treatment for knee arthritis.