Natalia SANDROVICH, “FACTS”
Due to quarantine we were forced to postpone a straight line. But life is getting better: the newspaper is beginning to emerge in the same volume. As before, readers will get from the experts answers to your questions. The theme of the forthcoming direct line — of joint diseases. A Mature man often disturbed joints: Yes bad hands, twisting the knees, difficult to walk. Doctors often shrug: alas, arthritis is a moon of age.
To joint damage often result of an injury received in his youth or middle age, — explains the orthopedic trauma surgeon, head of scientific Department of reconstructive and orthopaedic and rehabilitation Centre for innovative medical technologies of NAS of Ukraine, candidate of medical Sciences Eugene Skobenko. — Especially if the victim is not addressed to the doctor, and tried to cope on their own. Sometimes the treatment was incorrect or incomplete. For example, the patient refused surgery to rebuild the ligament or damaged meniscus in the knee joint.
— As specified a diagnosis of osteoarthritis?
— Today often little standard x-rays. We send the patient for an MRI or a panoramic x-ray. In osteoarthritis overloaded one part of the joint, because of what he wears out faster. You also need to determine the condition of the soft tissues, ligaments and cartilage.
— What worsens the condition of the joints?
— Overweight and obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, thyroid disease (when hormonal disorders of calcium metabolism, occurrence of inflammatory processes of change). Have a value of gout, rheumatoid arthritis patients not treated because of the disease are not particularly concerned. Even such a trivial thing as flat feet, can cause changes in the joint.
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— How today treat osteoarthritis?
The treatment selected for each patient individually. Take into account the age, weight, comorbidities. Matter how much the affected joint. In the initial stages usually recommend conservative supportive treatment, and people with severe arthritis need joint replacement artificial endoprosthesis.
— Can push operation at a late age?
Yes. Effective introduction into the joint of hyaluronic acid: it works as a lubricant, reducing the friction in the damaged cartilage. To restore cartilage to help the patient’s own cells taken from his blood, the PRP, which also reduces inflammation in the joint. Widely used stem cells of the patient obtained from fat tissue or bone marrow. It helps to slow the progress of osteoarthritis and wait for the transaction, which is important for younger people.
How to relieve joint pain? Who is cell therapy? What recovery methods are used after surgery on the ligaments?
To these and other questions from our readers on Monday, 22 June, from 17:00 to 18:00 during the direct line of “FACTS” will be answered by the orthopedic trauma, candidate of medical Sciences Evgeniy Alexandrovich of Skobenko.
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Earlier, the “FACTS” talked about Volyn doctor Andrew Farrier, which puts on the legs a 90-year old patients after complicated fractures.