A surgical treatment called arthroplasty is used to repair damaged joints. By resurfacing the bones, a joint can be repaired. It's also possible to utilize an artificial joint, or prosthesis. When medical treatments fail to relieve joint pain and dysfunction, they might be utilized. Before having an arthroplasty, patients with osteoarthritis may try some of the following medical treatments:

  • Anti-inflammatory medicines
  • Pain medicines
  • Limiting painful activities
  • Assistive devices for walking (such as a cane)
  • Physical therapy
  • Cortisone injections into a knee joint

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