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Always consult a medical doctor to oversee the management of knee arthritis.
However, medical doctors tend to emphasize medications and surgery as the key treatments.
This may not be ideal if you are concerned about the side effects of prolonged medication use and worried about the risks of surgery.
If you have any worries about the cost of medical treatment, the good news is that Medisave and Insurance can often be used for the diagnosis and treatment of knee arthritis.
Every person who has knee arthritis needs to know that this is a long-term chronic disease.
A long-term program of nutrition correction and activity modification is required to prevent the condition from getting worse with time. We have put together a set of nutrition and exercise recommendations that are both practical and cost-effective.
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It is good that your diagnosis is confirmed with an MRI.
Common findings on a knee MRI include:
- ligament sprains and tears
- meniscus tear
- knee effusion
- synovial thickening / synovitis
- subchondral bone marrow edema
- bone cysts
- cartilaginous defects (partial or full-thickness)
- iliotibial band syndrome
It is a good idea to check with your doctor whether these were present in your MRI.
You can also check your MRI report to see if these were found.
They could affect your choice of treatment.
They can also guide your expectation of the results to be reasonably expected from each treatment option.
You indicated that you prefer an injection for faster results.
There are currently many different effective knee injections for knee arthritis available in Singapore.
Knee visco-supplementation is one such option.
Visco-supplementation injections for knee arthritis, commonly known a “knee gel injections”, have become a very popular way to treat knee pain.
There are many brands and types of viscosupplement injection available in Singapore and the procedure is done by many different doctors.
Some doctors perform the injections directly in a clinic. Others do the knee injection under ultrasound guidance for more accurate injection.
Knee injections can also be done as a day surgery procedure in a hospital or day surgical center if the safety of a more sterile environment is preferred.
Learn more from this very informational video from an American doctor:
While many patients pay cash for their injections, some doctors also allow patients to use their medical insurance, integrated shield plans as well as hospital and surgical insurance plans to cover the cost of injections.
Depending on the type of insurance you have, “$0 Cashless Payments” are possible.
If you have an Integrated Shield Plan and a “full rider” that covers you for private hospitals, you may also be eligible for “Cashless Service” .
Some examples of Integrated Shield Plans and Riders include:
- AIA, Healthshield Gold Max A + Max Essential A
- Aviva, Myshield Plan 1 + MyHealth Plus Plan 1 (option C)
- AXA, AXA Shield Plan A + Basic Care
- GE, Supreme Health P Plus + Total Health Platinum
- NTUC, Enhanced Incomeshield Preferred + Plus Rider
- Prudential, PRUshield Premier + PRUextra Premier
It is important to explore the risk, benefits of your available treatment options for Knee Arthritis before making a decision.
To find a doctor to discuss knee visco-supplementation and other even more effective injections,
Call: +65 85226048
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