Treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee depends upon the severity of the arthritis and the patients symptoms. Initially non-surgical treatment methods are recommended; options
include: activity modifications, weight loss for patients who are overweight, use of assistive and corrective devices (such as a shoe inserts, a brace, a cane, or a walker), nutritional supplements (such as glucosamine and chondroitin), and medications (such as Tylenol or anti-inflammatory medications).
If these options fail to control the symptoms, injections into the knee, either in the form of a steroid (such as cortisone) or visco-supplementation injections (eg. Synvisc or Euflexxa ) may be attempted. If conservative measures fail, knee replacement surgery is recommended. In this surgery the arthritic ends of the bones are cut away and replaced by metal and plastic components.
At Oceana Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Dr. Aboka provides innovative treatments for knee arthritis, tailored to each individual patient, utilizing modern Total Knee Replacement technology with Stryker 3-D Print Cement-less Press-Fit Implants, which allow for superior osteo-integration and implant longevity, and minimizing the risk of revision surgery.