Posted on Apr 19, 2022
Today medical advancements have helped us use a multimodal approach, ensuring that the patient does not feel any pain during surgery or in post operative period and has a smooth recovery.
Alternative therapies such as acupressure, ozone treatment, massage beds, oil, laser therapy, magnetic therapy; braces help in curing advanced arthritis and knee pain.
However it is important to understand that there is no alternative to Knee replacement in advanced disease. Trying conservative modalities may obviously delay the surgery for some time, but cannot avoid it.
Several rheumatoid patients require knee replacement at a relatively younger age. Age is not a bar for surgery as long as patient’s general condition allows.
After a knee replacement, it takes months to recover.