Journal of Pragmatic and Observational Research has published a study on multimodal treatment programs for OsteoArthritis of the knee. Arrowhead Health Centers of Arizona is home to the leading multimodal OsteoArthritis treatment program, offering patients an alternative to knee replacement and other invasive surgeries.

Researchers recently published the results of a study that investigated a non-surgical, multimodal approach to treating the symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA), which would provide an alternative for patients whom might otherwise undergo invasive procedures or joint replacement. Findings were published in Journal of Pragmatic and Observational Research.

Arizona-based Arrowhead Health Centers OsteoArthritis of the Knee Program was the focus of the study.

The study found that all patients had an increase in function, a decrease in stiffness and a decrease in pain within an eight-week program. With the use of hyaluronic acid injections (guided by live motion X-ray), physical rehabilitation and custom knee braces, the program at Arrowhead Health Centers reportedly has helped improve quality of life for patents using this approach.

The 8-week program is also reported to be covered by Medicare and most major insurers, and designed to help patients return to normal activities pain-free and without the use of irreversible surgical procedures. Furthermore, a 5-year study of the Arrowhead Health Centers OsteoArthritis of the Knee Program reportedly found that 91% of patients experienced measurable knee pain relief.

Source: Arrowhead Health Centers of Arizona