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Osteoarthritis Treatment in Asia

Hospitals and medical centers in Asia performing Osteoarthritis Treatment.

Gleneagles Global Hospitals

Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai offers world class and advanced facilities and services in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and international patients. This 2000-bedded facility which is Halal and NABH certified, is one of India's top healthcare destination.

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Osteoarthritis is treated at Global Hospitals Chennai

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Dr. Phani Kiran

Spine Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon

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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Rambam Medical Center

The Orthopedic Surgery Section has been the concentration of surgical care at the Rambam Health Care Campus.

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Osteoarthritis is treated at Rambam Medical Center

6 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Eyal Melamed

Orthopedic Surgeon

Prof. Doron Norman, MD

Director, Orthopedic Surgery Section

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

Apollo Hospital Chennai

The Apollo Hospital Chennai is part of the Apollo Hospitals group. The hospital is JCI accredited and considered as one of the best hospitals in India.

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Osteoarthritis is treated at Apollo Hospital Chennai

20 listed orthopedics specialists:

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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

Sourasky Medical Center

A major medical center in Tel Aviv operating three hospitals under its lead, and serves as a teaching and research center as well.

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Osteoarthritis is treated at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Listed orthopedics specialists:

Prof. Moshe Salai

Orthopedics Division Director

Prof. Yehuda Kolander

Orthopedic Oncology Acting Director

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

Raffles Hospital

A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.

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Osteoarthritis is treated at Raffles Hospital

4 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. David Wong Him Choon

Percutaneous nucleoplasty, biacuplasty, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.

Dr. Lim Yeow Wai

Sports, traumatic, degenerative and reconstructive surgery.

Sheba Medical Center

The largest medical centre in Israel and the Middle East, internationally renowned for it's medical excellence. Around 31,000 inpatients are treated annually.

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Osteoarthritis is treated at Sheba Medical Center

14 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Amit Yehuda

Orthopedics Surgery

Dr. Ariel Oran

Orthopedics Surgery, Shoulder Surgery

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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.

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