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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


                      Acibadem Kadikoy Hospital

                      Istanbul, Turkey


                      Accreditation: JCI

                      Languages: English, Turkish

                      Acıbadem Kadıköy Hospital, the first hospital of Acıbadem Healthcare Group, opened for service in 1991. In order to meet the rising patient demand, the hospital was renovated in 1998 and 2008. Wi...

                      HYGEIA Hospital

                      Athens, Greece


                      Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI

                      Languages: English, Russian, Greek

                      HYGEIA Hospital is the first large Private Hospital that has operated in Greece since 1974, and is currently one of the largest private hospital units in our country.

                      It was founded in ...

                      Singapore General Hospital

                      Singapore, Singapore


                      Languages: English

                      With a history and tradition of medical excellence spanning two centuries, Singapore General Hospital (SGH) is Singapore’s flagship hospital.

                      SGH operates as a restructured hospit...

                      Chiangmai Ram Hospital

                      Chiang Mai, Thailand


                      Accreditation: ISO 9002, JCI, HA

                      Languages: Thai, English

                      Chiangmai Ram Hospital sits at the center of one of Thailand's largest and most respected hospital groups. The Ramkhamhaeng Group has the resources, experience and expertise to provide international q...
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