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Injections May Boost Knee Surgery Success
Date:1/28/2010

dress both entities (meniscus deterioration and arthritis), said Luks.

Luks uses hyaluronate to treat pain, but if knee replacement is in a patient's foreseeable future, he is not likely to recommend surgery for meniscus repair. Luks emphasized, however, that patients who may want to buy time before knee replacement surgery need to have all the information available to make a decision that suits their needs and lifestyle.

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Find out more about arthritis of the knee at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.



SOURCES: Geoffrey Westrich, M.D., associate professor, orthopedic surgery, Weil Medical College of Cornell University, New York City, and co-director, joint replacement research, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City; Joseph Guettler, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich.; Howard Luks, M.D., chief, sports medicine and arthroscopy, Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y.; December 2009 American Journal of Orthopedics


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