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Osteoarthritis Treatment in Asia

Hospitals and medical centers in Asia performing Osteoarthritis Treatment.

Columbia Asia Hospitals

A 200-bed facility located at Gateway Center in Northwest Bangalore. The hospital opened in 2008 and provides comprehensive tertiary-level services, such as cardiac operations, orthopedics and neuroscience, as well as secondary-level medical care.

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Osteoarthritis is treated at Columbia Asia Referral Hospital

5 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Shankar R Kurpad

Orthopedics Consultant

Dr. Kamini Kurpad

Orthopedics Consultant

Hadassah University Medical Center

Hadassah medical institution includes two university hospitals in Jerusalem – on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Kerem. Both provide advanced tetriary healthcare services in all medical specialties.

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Osteoarthritis is treated at Hadassah Hospital

11 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Prof. Meir (Iri) Liebergall

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Yoav Mattan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Mahkota Medical Centre

A comprehensive tertiary healthcare centre servicing local patients and foreign patients from neighboring countries.

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Osteoarthritis is treated at Mahkota Medical Centre

6 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Jeyaratnam T Satkunasingam

Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery

Dr. Lim Chui Oo

Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

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Osteoarthritis is treated at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

22 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Chiangmai Ram Hospital

Being established in 1993, this tertiary private medical institution offers a wide range of medical care services. It has 350 in-patient bed capacity and is accredited by the Hospital Accreditation of Thailand.

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Osteoarthritis is treated at Chiangmai Ram Hospital

10 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Paiboon Wongcharoen

Orthopedic Surgeon

Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

A tertiary care hospital servicing local and international patients with modern facilities and over 110 consultants that cover a wide array of specialties.

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Osteoarthritis is treated at Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

13 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Zulkharnain Ismail

Joint replacement, Bone Tumor, Trauma

Dr. Chan Kin Yuen

Foot & Ankle

Bumrungrad Hospital

Bumrungrad International is an internationally accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.

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Osteoarthritis is treated at Bumrungrad Hospital

55 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Thamrongrat Keokarn

Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics, Hand

Dr. Atirek Chivabongs

Geriatric Orthopaedics
Trauma Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics

Gleneagles Hospital

A 380 bed private hospital offering tertiary acute care services that cover a wide range of medical and surgical specialties.

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Osteoarthritis is treated at Gleneagles Hospital

37 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Liang Te Shan

General Orthopaedics, Trauma

Dr. Tho Kam San

Orthopaedic Surgery

Rabin Medical Center

The second largest hospital in Israel, Rabin Medical Center is a tertiary care hospital that can handle the most complicated cases in all medical fields.

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Osteoarthritis is treated at Rabin Medical Center

8 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Prof. Moshe Salai

Orthopedic surgery and traumatology

National University Hospital

A 928 bed teaching hospital offering a full range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services. NUH serves as a refferal center for cancer patients, pediatrics, cardiology and other specialties.

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Osteoarthritis is treated at National University Hospital

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Prof. Shamal Das De

Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Prof. Wong Hee Kit

Head & Senior Consultant, University Spine Centre

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About Osteoarthritis Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

How is Osteoarthritis Treated?
Osteoarthritis is treated in various ways. The treatments include ways in which cartilage degeneration can be stopped or repaired. It aims to reduce joint pain and swelling.

Osteoarthritis treatment methods include the following:

Rest

  • If weight bearing joints such as hips and knees are affected, it is important that the patient gets enough rest along with physical and occupational therapy.
  • Resting the joints relieves stress and helps in reducing pain and swelling.
  • Patients should reduce activities that cause the joint pain.

Exercise
  • Exercise helps in strengthening the joint muscles.
  • It helps in improving the joint movements.
  • Exercise also helps patients to lose excess weight that causes joint pains.
  • Patients can improve their stamina by exercising.
  • Swimming is a good option as it does not stress the joints.
  • Walking, light weight exercises and stationary cycling can help the patients.

Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Physical therapists teach patients how to use support devices such as walkers, splints and, braces. These devices help to decrease stress on the sore joints.
  • Occupational therapists help patients in getting on with daily activities at home or work.
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee is better treated by physical therapy exercises than by medications.
  • Balance training is also given by the physical therapists to patients with proprioception impairments, and to improve strength.
  • Thumb splints help in improving thumb osteoarthritis.
  • Lumbar corsets and neck collars are used in reducing spine symptoms.

Medication
  • Medications that are used topically, orally, and injected into the joints also help in treating osteoarthritis.
  • Muscle tremor may be relaxed by using medication.
  • Minor arthritis pain can be relieved using pain-relieving ointments over the affected joints.

Alternative Medicine
Alternative medicine may be used to reduce pain. They include:
  • Vitamin A, C and E
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Chondroitin Sulfate
  • Glucosamine
  • S-Adenosyl methionine
  • Acupuncture
  • Heat and cold therapy

Weight Control
Patients need to reduce weight to relieve stress on the joints that bear weight such as hips, knees, feet and back.

Surgery
Surgery may be performed to treat osteoarthritis if all non-surgical treatment methods fail to reduce pain and improve joint function.

There are mainly four kinds of surgery that are available for the treatment of osteoarthritis:
  • Fusion, which joins the joint bones permanently and restricts motion
  • Osteotomy, which involves realigning the joint to set it in an improved position.
  • Arthroscopy, in which damaged areas of cartilage that cause irritation are thoroughly washed out using microsurgical tools.
  • Total joint replacement, which replaces the damaged joint with a prosthetic joint.

Learn more about Osteoarthritis

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