Bone-On-Bone knee pain does not mean a patient has zero cartilage in the knee. The condition happens when the knee cartilage may thin or disappear completely in spots, resulting in areas of exposed bone. Explore surgery-free procedures that patients can consider before electing invasive knee replacement surgery.
Knee surgery can be daunting and painful, with high risks and long recovery times. However, several alternatives to traditional knee surgery offer faster healing times and dramatic improvements in pain and function. This article will explore some of the most common alternatives to knee surgery, including physical therapy, steroid injections, and regenerative treatments.
The CDC estimates that by the year 2040, 78.4 million adults aged 18 years and older (25.9% of the projected total adult population) will have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Among non-surgical solutions, too often corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid are prescribed as “therapeutic injections”. . See some cautionary RCT evidence about corticosteroid or hyaluronic acid injections. And, see a compilation of random controlled clinical trials, RCTs, that show how Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections use your body’s own live cells to repair muscle injuries and alleviate joint pain for the long term.
”There are surgical orthopedic specialists and non-surgical orthopedic specialists. If you go see a surgical specialist…they’re going to offer you surgery”. -Dr. Booth from the video below Consider A Spine and Joint Specialist Who Specializes in Helping You Avoid Surgery How you treat your back or joint pain can have a big impact on your […]
Consider the Pros and Cons of a Surgical Vs. Surgery-free Procedure Seeing a Meniscus tear on your MRI doesn’t necessarily mean you need to have surgery. If you’re experiencing low back pain, knee pain, or any other joint/orthopedic pain, consider the pros and cons of a surgical vs. surgery-free procedure. What is a Meniscus Tear? […]