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Medical Reference Related to Osteoarthritis

  1. Osteoarthritis - Surgery

    Osteoarthritis surgery is reserved for people with severe osteoarthritis who do not get pain relief from medication, home treatment, or other treatments and who have significant loss of cartilage. Get the facts.

  2. Osteoarthritis - Other Treatment

    Learn about experimental medical therapies and complementary and alternative therapies that can relieve pain and improve joint function for people who have osteoarthritis.

  3. Corticosteroids (Intra-Articular) for Osteoarthritis

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

  4. Osteoarthritis - When To Call a Doctor

    Many conditions can cause symptoms similar to osteoarthritis. In order to determine the cause of your symptoms, call your health professional if you experience: Sudden, unexplained swelling, warmth, or pain in any joint or joints. Joint pain associated wi

  5. Arthritis Basics

    WebMD gives basic information about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of arthritis.

  6. Osteoarthritis Prevention

    WebMD explains ways to help prevent the development of osteoarthritis (OA), including weight control and exercise.

  7. Diagnosing Arthritis

    Find out what tests are used to diagnose arthritis.

  8. Arthritis and X-Rays

    WebMD tells you how X-rays are used to diagnose arthritis.

  9. Guidelines for Multiple Joint Replacements - Topic Overview

    Some people may need to have more than one joint replaced-for example,a shoulder and an elbow,a shoulder and a knee,both knees,or a hip and a knee. Doctors have different opinions about what is best,based on their experience and your specific situation. Your doctor will consider many things,but the following are some general guidelines. If you need both a shoulder and an elbow replaced,...

  10. Osteotomy for Osteoarthritis

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

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