Op. Dr. Tolga Mertoğlu


This is a disease characterized by the deterioration of the cartilage tissue covering the epiphysis in the knee joints. The cartilage tissue that prevents the bones from rubbing against each other is susceptible to wear and tear. Cartilages, which harden and deteriorate over time, lose their smoothness and cause calcification (osteoarthritis). Calcification (osteoarthritis) and accompanying inflammatory process are painful and restrict movement.

Diagnosis of knee joint calcification (osteoarthritis) is made by physical examination, X-rays and MRI imaging. While closed, arthroscopic treatment can be applied to clean the impaired meniscus and cartilages, bone-skeletal axis correction operations can also be performed for the treatment of existing bone curvatures. Use of anti-edema and pain medications may be useful for pain relief. “Knee joint prosthesis” surgery is the best treatment for advanced knee calcification (osteoarthritis).

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