Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research

Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0533


Joshua Murphy

Joshua Murphy


  • Review Article
    Modern Arthroplasty Treatment Options for Osteoarthritis of the Knee
    Author(s): Joshua Murphy and Brett LevineJoshua Murphy and Brett Levine

    Osteoarthritis of the knee is a commonly treated orthopaedic condition that can be quite disabling, often leading to significantly reduced activity levels. Non-operative treatment is the first line of management with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, intra-articular injections, knee braces, weight loss and activity modification. While there has been a growing interest in topical agents, stem cell/platelet-rich-plasma injections and shoe modifications, the overall efficacy of such modalities in relationship to the relative cost remains a question. Surgical options typically include total knee arthroplasty, unicompartmental knee arthroplasty and patellofemoral joint arthroplasty, depending on the extent and location of the degenerative joint disease. Arthroplasty options provide excellent long-term outcomes in appropriately indicated patients. Modern total knee arthroplasty compon.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0533.1000152

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