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How can surgery help osteoarthritis (OA)?

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If you've tried a number of remedies and got no relief or only a temporary reprieve, your doctor may suggest surgery. She’ll talk with you about what makes sense for your situation.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Arthritis: Overview."

Arthritis Foundation: "Benefits of Exercise for Osteoarthritis treatment," "Benefits of Weight Loss," "Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine Supplements in Osteoarthritis,"

"Osteoarthritis Treatment," "Supplement and Herb Guide," "The Ultimate Arthritis Diet," "Understanding Your Joint Procedure Options."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 25, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Arthritis: Overview."

Arthritis Foundation: "Benefits of Exercise for Osteoarthritis treatment," "Benefits of Weight Loss," "Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine Supplements in Osteoarthritis,"

"Osteoarthritis Treatment," "Supplement and Herb Guide," "The Ultimate Arthritis Diet," "Understanding Your Joint Procedure Options."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 25, 2017

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