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My mother aged 74, is in good general health condition, but she is having knee pain during the last weeks even when sleeping. The x-Ray showed significant osteoarthritis. She is a little overweight. Is she subject to cartilage regeneration?
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Question about Cartilage regeneration - knee
Can a child who has Ebsteins anomaly have surgery in Australia?
Dr. Dirk van Bavel
- Orthopaedic Surgeon
With significant osteoarthritis and given her age she would not be a candidate for cartilage regeneration techniques.
The management of osteoarthritis normally starts with some simple analgesics such as panadol or panadol osteo, gentle exercise or physiotherapy and weight loss.
When the pain gets severe she should consider seeing a surgeon for consideration of knee replacement surgery
Question about Ebstein's anomaly