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Osteoarthritis of the Knee Program

Osteoarthritis of the knee is caused when there is damage of the cushioning in the knee joint called cartilage. This damage leads to bone friction causing severe pain and stiffness in the knee joint.

Major factors that cause osteoarthritis are age, obesity, injury, infection, and heredity. The symptoms are pain, swelling, warm joint, stiffness, and creaking sound with movement.

Treatments:

  • Exercise, physical and occupational therapy.
  • Weight loss.
  • Wearing braces.
  • Injections of steroids.
  • Pain medications.
  • Hyaluronic acid injection (reduces pain by increasing joint lubrication).
  • Surgery.

    Surgery must be considered only when all alternatives fail. Osteoarthritis can be cured completely in most instances with proper medical care.


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                      Featured Osteoarthritis of the Knee Program Providers Abroad


                      Monza Hospital

                      Bucharest, Romania


                      Accreditation: ISO 9001

                      Languages: English, Romanian

                      Monza Hospital is a highly specialized medical facility, a private hospital that has an agreement with Bucharest Health Insurance House (CASMB) and offers complete medical services.

                      It ...

                      BNH Hospital

                      Bangkok, Thailand


                      Accreditation: JCI, HA

                      Languages: Thai, English

                      Over 100 years of medical experience caring for Thais and expatriates. The BNH hospital, formerly known as the Bangkok Nursing Home Hospital, was established originally to provide nursing care for exp...

                      San Fernando Hospital

                      Panama City, Panama


                      Accreditation: JCI

                      Languages: English, Spanish

                      San Fernando Hospital is the first private hospital in the Republic of Panama, offering quality medical services to the community, founded in 1949.

                      With over 60 years of experience, rec...

                      Hospital Universitario

                      Bogota, Colombia


                      Accreditation: JCI

                      Languages: English, Spanish

                      Hospital Universitario Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá opened its doors on January 31st, 1983, with the aim of providing patients, families and the community in genera...

                      Al Zahra Hospital

                      Dubai, United Arab Emirates


                      Accreditation: JCI

                      Languages: English, Arabic

                      Al Zahra Hospital Dubai has been designed and developed to provide premium medical care and comfort with modern equipment and a team of professional doctors. Al Zahra Private Hospital Dubai (AZHD) is ...
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