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Medical Reference Related to Osteoarthritis

  1. Hyaluronan Injections for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

    Drug details for Hyaluronan injections for osteoarthritis of the knee.

  2. Joint Replacement: Realistic Expectations - Topic Overview

    It is important to have realistic expectations of joint replacement surgery. Replacement joints are not "miracle" joints. They will not restore a joint to the function it had before the arthritis began. Pain relief is the most dependable outcome of joint replacement. When the pain is relieved,you also may get some function back,but this is not the main goal and is less predictable. On ...

  3. Osteotomy for Osteoarthritis

    Osteotomy (bone cutting) is a procedure in which a surgeon removes a wedge of bone near a damaged joint.

  4. Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Osteoarthritis

    If other osteoarthritis treatments haven’t worked for your knee pain, could hyaluronic acid injections be the answer?

  5. Paraffin Wax for Arthritis - Topic Overview

    You can use paraffin wax (may be called either paraffin or wax) to apply moist heat to your hands or feet to ease the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis. Paraffin especially helps to decrease pain and loosen up your hand and finger joints before exercise. You should talk with your doctor before trying paraffin at home. And it's a good idea to have a physical therapist show you how to do it ...

  6. Corticosteroids (Intra-Articular) for Osteoarthritis

    Drug details for Corticosteroids (intra-articular) for osteoarthritis.

  7. Small Joint Surgery for Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview

    If osteoarthritis in the joints of the hands or feet is so severe that function is impossible (rare with osteoarthritis),surgery or joint replacement will allow some pain-free motion. In the hands,the goal is enough pain-free motion to allow the person to do basic daily activities such as eating,bathing,and dressing. Surgery for severe arthritis in the small joints of the hands is more ...

  8. Steroids and Hyaluronic Acid for Osteoarthritis

    Use this chart to compare corticosteroid injections and hyaluronic acid injections for treating osteoarthritis.

  9. Exercise to Treat Arthritis

    WebMD describes the benefits of exercising with arthritis. Learn about range-of-motion, strengthening, endurance, and other types of exercise routines.

  10. Physical and Occupational Therapy for Arthritis

    A description of how physical and occupational therapy can help relieve arthritis-associated pain.

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