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5 Ways to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Ankit Kumar | May 11, 2018

Today, about 60% women suffer from knee pain because of a sedentary lifestyle. Technology has made everything very easy and it has greatly affected our body. Even 50-year-old women are facing knee problems, which sometimes needs Knee-replacement to get relief.

According to statistics, 95% of the surgeries are successful, and in 90% of the cases, the knees are in the correct position for 10 years and in some cases, the knees are in the correct position for 20 years. After 15 days of knee replacement, blood clots occur in the body, increasing the risk of pulmonary embolism. During surgery, the risk of infection increases and the bones become even more vulnerable. In knee replacement, prosthetics are used and if it is not of good quality it can pose to be a problem later on. The patient may suffer from many problems even after surgery.

To avoid knee replacement, take a look at the tips below:

1. Acupuncture treatment

knee replacement- accupuncture

This treatment relieves pain by affecting the central nervous system and stopping pain signals from getting through to the brain. They work in the same way as opioid painkillers, but without any dangerous side effects. Acupuncturists put thin metal needles at certain points in the knee, which triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers and provide relief from the pain.


2. Bracing

knee replacement- bracing

Knees provide stability to your body and help to stand straight, run, jump, and climb. Over time, this joint suffers from these blows. Braces should be used only after they are prescribed by the orthopedic. Braces take away the pressure from the knee joint and help in providing relief from the pain.  These are custom fit, are worn when doing work or feeling pain and they provide support to your knees.


3. Injections

knee replacement- different injection

Today many injections are present, which are very helpful in relieving knee pain and swelling of knees. These injections are of three types, namely, Hyaluronic acid (HA) injection, Platelet-rich plasma injection (PRP) and Bone marrow concentration injection.

4. Prolotherapy

knee replacement- prolatheraphy

Prolotherapy is a non-surgical ligament and tendon reconstruction and regenerative joint injections of knee joints healing processes, which help to strengthen and repair injured and painful joints and connective tissue. This treatment requires 15 to 20 injections monthly for three to four months.

5. The formation of tissues by stem cells

In this, injection of stem cells is given to the patient’s knee, which helps in the growth of different cells in the body and enables you to do everyday tasks.

Apart from adopting these methods, you also need to reduce your weight, and for this, you should exercise regularly.

Image source – Ed Bernstein and Associates, Vive Health, Source of Health, The Wall Street Journal, Cleveland Clinic Health Essential

Ankit Kumar


Women Health


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