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What is the cure for osteoarthritis? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Arthritis
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Practicing since : 2002
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Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:I wanted to know if there is any cure for osteoarthritis.
User:My father who is 59 years old is suffering from this.
Doctor:To a large extent YES
Doctor:Daily calcium supplements are must
Doctor:I hope he is one it
Doctor:Isn't he?
User:He had met with an accident some 25 to 30 years ago and had fractured his left hand.
Doctor:Sorry to hear that
User:He himself is a General Physician.
Doctor:That is great
User:Recently, a month ago, he slipped and fell on the same left hand.
Doctor:Then, he must be taking calcium himself
User:Yes He is.
User:But will that be permanent cure?
Doctor:OA usually affects hip joints more
Doctor:Which joints are affected more in him?
User:We got an digital X-Ray taken .
Doctor:Of the hands or hips or legs?
User:XRay of his left hand. The doctor whom we had consulted mentioned about OsteoArthritis.
User:Can you please suggest a good solution for this?
User:Should he undergo any surgery or any transplant?
Doctor:I will suggest you
Doctor:Surgery for OA is considered based on bone density
User:Is there any risk in undergoing surgery?
Doctor:No major risks as such
Doctor:But decision is based on individual patient
User:I would like to inform one more thing.
Doctor:Generally, the surgery is safe and causes no major concerns
User:My father often complains that he cannot lift his hand more than 90 to 100 degrees angle
User:He can lift until it reaches a horizontal position or slightly above this.
Doctor:It is possible in rotator cuff injury too
User:What kind of exercise is advisable for him.
Doctor:Stretching exercises like pushing arms
Doctor:Rotation of the arms
User:Yes, i heard him telling something like rotatory motion.
Doctor:Toe touching
User:With the surgery, will he be able to move his hands freely without much pain?
Doctor:Yes, it is possible
Doctor:However, 100% cure is not possible
User:That is OK. But i wanted to confirm if there will be any side effects in the long run.
Doctor:It will improve his condition
User:Dr. Shanthi, can you advise me any Good Trusted hospitals where i can approach for his surgery.
Doctor:Please confirm your contact number, I shall ask my customer care team to get back to you with good hospitals in these areas
User:OK. Thank you Dr.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
User:I got good suggestions and advices from you.
User:Thank you very much.
User:Have a nice day.
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Great evening to you too
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
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