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Severe knee pain, damaged cartilage, on physiotherapy, struggling to walk with walkers. Help?

my mother aged 67 is having severe knee pain and when consultation , doctor advised to go for knee joint replacement . As she is not willing to take the go for operating the knee joint , She is been taking for a phisotheraphist and given the treatment daily, This is been there from past 4- years and her cartilage got damaged, she had taken several pain killars and could not gain any results. She is overweight and could not walk , she is struggling to walk even with the support of walkers. Kindly let me know if you have nay suggestions available. Thanks Dev
Asked On : Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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So your mother is suffering from Knee osteoartheritis. The need for joint replacement arise when the joint is fully damaged and pain interferes with daily activities. This surgery has 95% good results.

For lesser damaged knees, there are alternatives in the form of Intraarticular stem/Activated platelet therapy.

But only your doctor, after seeing ur mother and x rays, can advise u on the feasibility and success of the alternative methods.

If not, 67 years is still young. And i will advice to to give joint replacement surgery a second thought. It has shown to improve the quality of life.

You can contact me, in case u require any further help.

Bye. Wish ur mother best of health.
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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