A non-surgical solution to knee pain in 30 minutes! prof. Dr. Özgür Kılıçkesmez explained to AKŞAM

prof. Dr. Özgür Kılıçkesmez recommends an alternative method to surgery for knee pain. Knee angiography takes only 30 minutes and no need for narcosis. So who can have knee angiography? What is knee angiography? At work prof. Dr. From Özgür Kılıçkesmez to Sena Parlar from Akşam.com.tr important remarks…

Aksam.com.tr’den Sena Parlar’a making important statements prof. Dr. Ozgur Kilickesmez “Knee angiography is entered through the vein, and injections are made to reduce inflammation in the joint membrane and soft tissues, and to reach all cells, not into the joint, through the vein.” made statements.


What are the causes of knee pain?

The knee joint is the joint that carries the entire weight of our body together with the spine and often causes repetitive traumas. It consists of bone, cartilage, ligament, meniscus and muscles. Loss of cartilage tissue, decrease in joint distances, and accompanying meniscus and ligament damage as a result of traumas and aging lead to progressive degeneration in the joint.

This degeneration usually begins to show signs in middle-advanced ages. However, the complaints begin earlier in athletes whose knees are more exposed to trauma, or especially in young women who have to work for a long time with their knees bent.

The most important cause of calcification in the knee area is genetic predisposition, excessive weight, and bad and careless activities. Calcification most often develops in the inner region of the knee joint and the kneecap. As a result of calcification in the knee area, it becomes difficult for the patient to go up and down stairs and sit up after a while. The most common findings are pain that starts slightly at first, gradually increasing pain, sounds coming from the joint during movement and limitation of movement.

Should we go to the hospital right away when knee pain starts?

When knee pain starts, it is necessary to stop doing the movement that causes it and rest, if it is not enough, it is necessary to take painkillers. If the pain does not go away and recurs, an experienced doctor should be consulted. After the examination, if necessary, the underlying causes will be determined with X-ray and MR.

What are the non-surgical treatment methods?

Can you tell us about the knee angiography we’ve heard in recent years?

Rest, ice and anti-inflammatory treatments are applied in the first place for traumatic injury to soft tissue or cartilage, overload, training-induced knee pain. Afterwards, exercises that strengthen the muscles around the knees are performed. Although there is usually a response at this level, if the damage has progressed, the pain will not go away. Then, intra-knee hyaluronic acid, PRP, stem cell applications can be made to relieve pain. Of these, especially stem cells lead to partial recovery in degenerations that are not very advanced. In this way, we can benefit from knee angiography that we have applied for the last ten years in patients who do not benefit. Knee angiography is the intravenous injection, which will reduce inflammation in the joint membrane and soft tissues, and make injections that will reach all cells, not intra-articularly. The vast majority of patients benefit greatly, their pain decreases, and their walking distance and range of motion increase. Knee angiography lasts 30 minutes, discharged after 4 hours, performed without anesthesia.

What are the situations in which knee angiography will not be applied?

Rheumatic diseases and gout also affect the knee joint, and specific drug treatments are required by rheumatologists in this group. In addition, the most appropriate treatment for patients whose joint space is completely closed and who cannot move is the prosthesis treatment performed by orthopedists.

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2023-05-22 07:48:00

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