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Knee joint pain, unable to walk. Can surgery be done?

i mother is suffering from severe knee joint pain since last 1.6 Yrs, initially it was ok with analgesic and pain killer but day by day her pain is very severe infact she is not able walk, dr. suggest her to dont sit down on floor and prescribed some calcium suppliment, can we go for surgery, if yes, sugggest some clininc in india (maharashtra)
Asked On : Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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Dear Concerned.,
Thanks for writing to us.
As per the available history, she is probably having "Osteoarthritis"/Joint Failure due to usually ageing process//overweight// Degeneration of soft tissues and erosion of Cartillages in knee joint. Also accumulation of fluid or effusion.
She will have to first undergo baseline blood and urine investigations//X Ray of the affected joint/joints AP and lateral views and MRI as required. In addition Lipid Profile//urea ,uric acid levels ,creatinine are also contributory.
Coming to the treatment part(1)CONSERVATIVE;- initially, she will have to do dieting and reduce weight//Analgesics such as Paracetamol //Chondroitin sulphate, Vitamin and calcium suppliments//Physiotherapy//reduction of effusion if it is there by an orthopedic surgeon//Knee braces as per Ortho advice to give stability to joint.
(2)SURGERY;-Replacement of knee joint in a tertiary care centre will give a definitive cure.

You are requested to kindly follow as per above protocol.,
Wishing you a speedy recovery.,
Best Regards.,
Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan.,
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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