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Can a knee surgery help in relieving the pain due to arthritis?

I am a 54 year old woman and I was detected with arthritis two years back. Ever since I have been suffering form a deep pain in the knees. Can a knee surgery help in treating my condition?

15 Answers

I would recommend injections in the knees, bracing and physical therapy before surgery.
The type of surgery which can help sincerely depends on the amount of arthritis you have in your knees. Have you had a discussion with a hip and knee specialist?
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Yes.
Yes. If the arthritis is severe, a knee replacement may be indicated.
The use of surgery depends on the findings, which requires an X-ray and/or MRI. Depending on findings, the type of surgery can be arthroscopic or replacement, both of which can relieve pain.


It depends on the extent of the arthritis. If mild or moderate pain, medication or injections can relieve your pain. Exercise and weight loss are also important. If severe, then surgery is an option, if all of the above have failed.
Yes, surgery can help with arthritic knee pain. It is not the first option however. Your doctor should evaluate the painful joint to insure the diagnosis is correct, the proceed with treatments from the least invasive up to surgery.
Yes it can. The definitive treatment for pain related to arthritis that does not improve with therapy, anti-inflammatory medicines and cortisone injections is a knee replacement surgery.
yes knee replacement 
Hello there,

If this pain causes disability, the surgery will absolutely reduce or eliminate your pain completely.
Of course, the whole point of surgery is to relieve pain. Unfortunately, the only "cure" for knee arthritis is a knee replacement. However, since you are young, a knee arthroscopy **may** relieve **some** of your pain (no guarantee). I would try the scope first. If it doesn't satisfactorily relieve pain, then you may need a knee replacement.

Dr. Bose
Depends, may need MRI; always try nonsurgical PT NSAIDs cortisone injections, viscosupplemention injections
Like all joint conditions, nonsurgical treatment is the preferred initial management. It is important to define the cause of your knee pain; if it is arthritis, then nonoperative treatments include physical therapy, weight loss and conditioning, over-the-counter medications (advil or aleve, tylenol in appropriate doses), and possibly injections all as the first lines of care. Don't rush into any surgery yet. Ultimately, arthritis is typically is progressive and arthroscopic surgery does not alter the course of deterioration, which leads to joint replacement surgery.
Yes it can depending upon the severity of the disease. Partial knee resurfacing or total knee replacement can significantly alleviate the symptoms of arthritis of the knee.
It is possible that surgery could help. The typical protocol is nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, weight reduction, and injections. If conservative treatments fail, then surgery will be considered.