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Our philosophy of Joint Preservation is to preserve the body’s natural joints. We believe that by doing this we are able to reduce pain, increase mobility, and delay or prevent the need for joint replacement. We seek to preserve the natural joints through a combination of surgical and non-surgical techniques, including:
Patients range from professional athletes to those suffering from arthritis. Our goal in treating them is to determine their joint pain causes and help provide joint pain relief.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the advantages of joint preservation over joint replacement?
A: The advantages of joint preservation are the reduction of pain, an increase in mobility, and the delay or prevention of the need for joint replacement.
Q: What oral supplements are commonly used by dr vivek patil?
A: Some of the most common oral supplements used by the LA Joint Preservation Center are glucosamine, chondroitin, methyslfonylmethane (MSM), omega-3 fatty acids, oral hyaluronic acid, and shark cartilage.
Q: What surgical techniques do you offer ?
A: We offer a broad variety of surgical treatments for arthritis and joint degeneration. These procedures include cartilage repair, osteotomy, ligament reconstruction, meniscus transplantation and joint replacement in severe cases.
Q: What is osteoarthritis and who is most at risk?
A: Osteoarthritis is among the most common forms of arthritis. It refers to a condition in which the protective cartilage on the ends of the bones begins to wear down. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint, but it is most common in the knees, hands, back, and hips. No cure exists for osteoarthritis, and the condition gradually gets worse over time. However, there are a variety of treatments available to slow the disease and improve the function of joints. Those who are most at risk for osteoarthritis are women, the elderly, people with bone deformities or joint injuries, and obesity.
Q: What are the symptoms of joint degeneration?
A: Common symptoms of joint degeneration include joint stiffness that lasts longer than fifteen minutes, limitation of motion in joints, creaking or cracking in the joints, and swelling or tenderness in the joint.
Joint preservation refers to the restoration and reshaping of the natural bones of the joints. It is done to help preserve the shoulder, hip, and knee joints. The goal of joint preservation is to restore pain-free function to the natural joints, rather than replace them with implants. Joint preservation uses a variety of treatment options, including activity modification, medication, physical therapy, injections, and surgery.