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Treating knee pain - a surgeon's viewpoint. Advertising Feature How one of London's top knee surgeons treats his patients' knee pain with an innovative new device.

As a busy surgeon working in orthopaedics I see many patients who are young and active individuals and have suffered an injury through their chosen sport. For these there are a number of traditional treatments such as injections, physiotherapy or medication to get them mobile and active again.

I have fewer options available when I treat more mature patients whose quality of life is reduced by the ageing process. Most often, these patients are suffering from the debilitating condition of osteoarthritis which occurs mostly in the knee. In some cases we offer complicated surgical procedures such as high performance knee replacements or meniscal transplants, but for many there is very little we can do surgically. This is because a knee replacement is often not an option and as a surgeon I like to do everything possible to improve the quality of life of the patient before I commit to surgery.

REDUCTION IN PAIN Until recently, I had limited options available with only the conventional treatments of weight loss, exercise and medication to offer. That was until I discovered some of my colleagues were successfully treating the pain of knee osteoarthritis with a vibration therapy device called Kneease.

EXPERT SURGEON ADVICE This is a small battery powered unit which straps to the knee and is regulated to vibrate at the precise frequency shown to block the pain.

It was first discovered in the 1960s that the application of a vibration signal to the point of pain stops the pain signal being carried to the brain as the spinal column cannot carry both signals at once. It is now widely used in pain management.

Kneease can't cure osteoarthritis but it helps my patients manage their pain without drugs and is safe for use for those with pacemakers, for pregnant women and even those patients who have had a total knee replacement. All have found it very beneficial and get a high degree of pain relief from using the device. It is a treatment I recommend to others who suffer knee pain and want to manage their pain without medication and improve their quality of life.

GUARANTEED PERFORMANCE OR YOUR MONEY BACK Mr Vhadra is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and hip and knee specialist who trained at the St Barts hospital in London.

Mr Vhadra received no payment for his opinions in this article.

"We've tested Kneease and can confirm we've seen a marked benefit in the quality of life of our patients with increased mobility and a reduction in pain."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 23, 2014
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