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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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                      The Lister Hospital

                      London, United Kingdom


                      Languages: English

                      The Lister Hospital is a private hospital providing world-class healthcare in the heart of Chelsea, London. We offer the warmest welcome, the highest quality and choice of private healthcare, excellen...

                      National Taiwan University Hospital

                      Taipei, Taiwan


                      Accreditation: JCI

                      Languages: English, Chinese

                      The patients who have experienced our service are all satisfied with the medical quality, price and efficiency.

                      In 2010, National Taiwan University Hospital has been accredited by Joint...

                      Normah Medical Specialist Centre

                      Kuching, Malaysia


                      Accreditation: JCI

                      Languages: English, Malayu

                      Normah Medical Specialist Centre (NMSC) was officially opened in August 1988. It is the first and is currently the largest purpose built private medical centre in the State of Sarawak. Owned by Sarawa...

                      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...

                      Ygia Polyclinic Private Hospital

                      Limassol, Cyprus


                      Languages: English, Greek, Russian

                      “Ygia” Polyclinic Private Hospital is the oldest private hospital in Cyprus.  It was established in 1983 and commenced operations in 1987. It is the largest and one of the best equipp...
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