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What does my x-ray report indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: Hi ,

Attached is the recent
X Ray report of my Mother's knees . Kindly check and advice.

Reagrds

XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Advanced osteoarthritis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
I have seen the attached reports, The X-ray is suggestive of advanced osteroarthritis more in right knee.
The treatment options include pain killers, hot fomentation, lubricating agents like glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin , dycerin, etc and some life style modifications and physiotherapy.
Knee brace can also be used for an earlier and prolonged relief.
In severe cases intra articular injections of steroids and hyaluronic acid may be needed after consultation with your orthopaedician.
If there is no relief with conservative treatment then a knee replacement may have to be considered.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal (21 minutes later)
Thanks for quick response, My mother age is 60. she does not have any pain in right knee however have minute pain in left knee. lubrication agents like glucosamine, chondroitin, dycerin are tablets or external treatement? Also what is the diffrence between steroid and hyaluronic injectables. Which has more shelf life or longivity? Cost comparison etc.

Do you think injectable can be givin in both knees looking at condition.

kindly advice

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XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Details below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
If she has only a mild pain then it can be managed with the help of medicines. Glucosamine, chondroitin and dycerin are all oral capsules to be consumed daily.
Steroid injections reduce the knee swelling and inflammation. Hyaluronic acid is a joint lubricant that helps in a prolonged relief.
Cost wise hyaluronic acid is costlier but the pain relief provided stays for 3-4 months. The effect of steroids stays for 6-8 weeks.
Injectables are given according to the symptoms and response to medicines. You need to consult an orthopedician for a clinical evaluation to decide the best treatment for her.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.
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Brief Answer: Advanced osteoarthritis. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. I have seen the attached reports, The X-ray is suggestive of advanced osteroarthritis more in right knee. The treatment options include pain killers, hot fomentation, lubricating agents like glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin , dycerin, etc and some life style modifications and physiotherapy. Knee brace can also be used for an earlier and prolonged relief. In severe cases intra articular injections of steroids and hyaluronic acid may be needed after consultation with your orthopaedician. If there is no relief with conservative treatment then a knee replacement may have to be considered. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal