Part III, Conservative treatments for knee arthritis

Part III, Conservative treatments for knee arthritis

Thus, a conservatively directed, logical approach should be used for every patient with knee OA prior to surgical intervention. Remember that knee replacement often does not fulfill patient expectations and only about 66% of patients feel that their knee is “normal” and that 1/3 still report residual symptoms. Do NOT be fearful of obtaining a second opinion IF your surgeon offers a surgical approach as the first line of treatment for your knee arthritis.