Is there an alternative to having a knee replacement?

Arthroscopic surgery — Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive type of knee surgery performed with a camera inserted through small incisions. The surgery can be used to repair cartilage or meniscus tears inside the knee, or to remove bone or cartilage fragments.

What is the best knee replacement today?

A TKR is now among the safest and most effective of all standard orthopedic surgeries. During a TKR, a surgeon removes the surface of your bones that have been damaged by osteoarthritis or other causes and replaces the knee with an artificial implant that is selected to fit your anatomy.

How can I fix my knees without surgery?

Non-invasive treatments for knee pain

  1. R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation are the four basics applied to simple knee injuries.
  2. Physical therapy or massage therapy.
  3. Corticosteroid injections.
  4. Hyaluronic acid injections.
  5. PRP and stem cell injections.
  6. Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Can I avoid a knee replacement?

One of the best ways to avoid potential knee replacement surgery is to keep moving and keep your knees flexible. If you can ride a bike, do so. This will strengthen your thigh muscles and keep your knees flexible.

What’s the best treatment for bone on bone knees?

The treatment plan will typically include a combination of the following:

  • Weight loss.
  • Exercise.
  • Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Injections of corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid into the knee.
  • Alternative therapies.
  • Using devices such as braces.
  • Physical and occupational therapy.
  • Surgery.

Can you wait too long to have knee replacement?

Delaying Knee Replacement Surgery May Diminish Health The longer patients wait and allow their knee issues to affect them, the more it impacts overall health. For instance, an inability to walk without pain may lead to avoidance of exercise and weight gain which will put even more pressure on the painful knee.

Can you avoid knee replacement?

Can stem cell therapy regrow cartilage in the knee?

After the stem cell injection in your arthritic knee, stem cells will help regrow cartilage for at least nine months. There is little to no downtime with this regenerative therapy.

Are there natural alternatives to a total knee replacement?

If you are looking for an alternative to a total knee replacement, consider the natural option. A unique offering of The Stone Clinic, the BioKnee replaces, regenerates or rebuilds damaged portions of knee cartilage and injured ligaments using advanced biologic techniques, including a stem cell paste graft and a meniscus transplant.

Is osteotomy an alternative to knee replacement surgery?

This typically is recommended for younger patients with deformity or damage only in one side of the knee. Although this is considered an alternative to knee replacement surgery, osteotomy might make it difficult for patients to undergo successful knee replacement surgery at a later time, if needed.

What are my minimally invasive options for knee replacement surgery?

There are several minimally invasive options you and your surgeon can try before committing to knee replacement surgery: Physical therapy — Knee arthritis typically makes the knee joint painful and stiff. Consulting with a physical therapist can increase the strength of the muscles supporting the knee and reduce pain.

How can I improve my patient’s knee replacement experience?

New multimodal pain approaches, surgical techniques and physical therapy after these surgeries are all improving a patients’ knee replacement experience. The Johns Hopkins Hip and Knee Replacement program features a team of orthopaedic specialists highly skilled in joint replacement procedures.