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Can Knee Injections Cure Knee Arthritis?

Knee arthritis and cartilage wear has traditionally been considered an uncurable condition. In fact, the only consistently successful treatment whas a total knee replacement. Although knee replacements are a good option for severe arthritis, they require a large surgery, a prolonged recorvery course, and are usually associated with temporary, but significant, postoperative pain. Fortunately, advances in medical knowledge and technology have produced some very promising non-surgical treatments for knee arthritis. While there may not be a cure for arthritis yet, many of these treatments have shown potential to delay the need for knee replacement surgery.

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Meniscal Root Tear

Meniscal Root Tear Overview

The meniscus is a very important piece of cartilage in the knee. It is shaped like a “C” and it serves to cushion and stabilize the knee. In recent years the importance of the meniscus “root” has become more apparent.

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Meniscus Tear

The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage that serves as the shock absorber in your knee. It is important to keep your knee stable and to protect the health of your knee. The meniscus can be torn during a twisting or impact injury to your knee, or it can develop a tear over time from overuse.

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