Which surgical procedures may be used in the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA)?

Updated: Jun 10, 2020
  • Author: Carlos J Lozada, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Answer

A referral to an orthopedic surgeon may be necessary if the osteoarthritis fails to respond to a medical management plan. Surgical procedures for osteoarthritis include the following:

  • Arthroscopy

  • Osteotomy

  • Arthroplasty - Particularly with knee or hip osteoarthritis

  • Fusion

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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