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Q. My dad was diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Will his knee pain reduce without surgery?

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Dr. Lokesh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 17, 2017 and last reviewed on: Sep 18, 2021

Hello doctor,

My 60 years old dad has knee pain from the past 1 to 2 years. After taking many x-rays, the doctor diagnosed him with osteoarthritis. The doctor suggested going for knee replacement. We would like to know, can the pain reduce without surgery?

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Hi,

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I have seen the x-rays (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • The knee shows osteoarthritisSurgery is a very good option, that is a total knee replacement.
  • Nowadays, good implants are available, which lasts up to 30 years in vivo studies. You should ask your doctor about the implant, as his age is 60 so it will last longer.
  • So, if you are tired of having medicines and the pain does not seem to subside or recur, then total knee replacement is the best option, go ahead with it. I am also a joint replacement surgeon.

This professional advice provided by me stands subject to the actual examination of report or image and is based entirely on inputs provided to me. It should be correlated with clinical findings.

For more information consult an orthopaedician and traumatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/orthopaedician-and-traumatologist



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