Osteoarthritis Management and Treatment

At the Orthopedic Center we are proud to offer our patients state of the art treatments and procedures for arthritis and other traumatic and developmental joint disorders. Many of our patients benefit from non-surgical techniques such as viscosupplentation (gel injections), physical therapy and medication. For those who may not respond to these measures, advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques are now offered. These include joint arthroscopy, cartilage transplant, partial knee replacement, as well as advanced total knee replacement. Our physicians also perform complicated revision surgery, which involves removing failed implants and reconstruction of the joint.

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of joint pain and dysfunction. It is a degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage which is the most common form of arthritis. Today, one in five American adults report having doctor diagnosed arthritis. In fact, arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. The cardinal signs and symptoms of arthritis are: PAIN, STIFFNESS, SWELLING, and DEFORMITY.

What are The Causes of Osteoarthritis?

  • Excessive wear on the joints

  • Joint injuries from sports and other high-impact activity

  • Age, although osteoarthritis does not occur in all people as they age

  • Obesity, especially with osteoarthritis of the knees

  • A small deformity of the bones in a joint

  • Work-related activities or accidents

Conservative Treatment Modalities`

  • Physical Therapy,

  • Home Exercises,

  • Bracing,

  • Therapeutic Joint Injections, Viscosupplementation,

  • Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Pain Medications,  

  • Lifestyle and Nutritional Modifications.

Surgical Treatment Modalities

  • Arthroscopic Chondroplasty and Microfracture,

  • Cartilage Transplantation, 

  • Partial Joint Replacement

  • Total Joint Replacement.