Alternatives to Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgery is a common Orthopaedic procedure that is performed when the natural knee joint is damaged or deteriorated. While knee replacement surgery is highly successful, it is a major surgery that carries some risks. Fortunately, there are several alternatives to knee replacement surgery that may be effective in relieving pain and restoring function. Here's what you need to know about these alternatives.


Non-Surgical Alternatives

Non-surgical treatments are usually the first line of defense for knee pain. Here are some non-surgical alternatives to knee replacement surgery:

  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Intra - articular Corticosteroid injections
  • Intra - articular Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Intra- articular PRP ( Platelet rich plasma) injections
  • Weight loss
  • Using assistive devices, such as knee braces or canes, can help reduce pain and improve mobility

If non-surgical treatments are not effective, there are several surgical alternatives to knee replacement surgery that may be considered. Consult with Dr Vijay to determine the best course of treatment for you. With proper care and rehabilitation, you can regain mobility and lead a more active lifestyle.

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    Dr. Vijay Kumar Sohanlal
    Orthopedic surgeon
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