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She is 65 years old and suffering from 0osteoarthritis. Though she can walk, but having pain continuously. Is there any alternative from having knee replacement. General physician asked to consult orthopaedic surgeon after seeing x-ray. Please suggest.

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Not all the patients of pain in knee, need knee replacement (tkr). Most of them can be managed without surgery. This treatment is being suggested on bases of the information provided. I would like to examine & investigate you in detail. Rule out hypertension, diabetes or any other metabolic disorder. Any way you may try- --. Dolokind plus (mankind) [aceclofenac 100 mg +paracetamol 350 mg] 1 tab. Od & sos. X 5 days. --. Caldikind plus (mankind) 1 tab od x 10 days. (you may need help of your local doctor to get these medicines.) --. Fomentation with warm water. --. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding. --. Use no pillow under the head. --. Avoid painful acts & activities. --. Do mild exercises for hips, knee & legs. Do not ignore, let it not become beginning of a major problem. Do ask for a detailed treatment plan. If no relief in 2-3 days, contact me again. (through this platform.) kindly make sure, there is no allergy to any of these medicines. (contact family doctor, if needed). For emergency treatment visit nearest hospital. -hope I have answered your question to your satisfaction, if you have any further question, I will be happy to help. -kindly rate the answer. -wish you a quick recovery & good health.
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