Non-operative Treatment

Knee Surgery

Oftenpatients decide to have their non-operative treatment with Dr. Boettner.  The benefit is that he will be able to monitor the progress of the arthritis and will help you understand at what a point surgical intervention might be beneficial for you.  Dr. Boettner performs a variety of non-operative treatment options prior to considering total knee replacement.  These include exercise protocols, NSAID medications that are aimed at decreasing inflammation inside the joint, reduce pain, or supplements that will supply nutrients towards the cartilage.  Dr. Boettner also performs intra-articular injections to improve the joint lubrication and to decrease inflammation and pain.

Hip Surgery

Oftenpatients decide to have their non-operative treatment with Dr. Boettner.  The benefit is that he will be able to monitor the progress of the arthritis and will help you understand at what a point surgical intervention might be beneficial for you.  Dr. Boettner performs a variety of non-operative treatment options prior to considering total hip replacement.  These include exercise protocols, NSAID medications that are aimed at decreasing inflammation inside the joint, reduce pain, or supplements that will supply nutrients towards the cartilage.  Dr. Boettner also performs intra-articular injections to improve the joint lubrication and to decrease inflammation and pain.

The image shows bone on bone arthritis with early bone loss. Usually at this stage non-operative treatment options will no longer provide pain relief.