10 Best Clinics for Osteoarthritis Treatment in South Africa (w/Prices)
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King Park Sports Medicine Centre - King Park
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King Park Sports Medicine Centre - King Park
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - King Park
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - King Park
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - King Park
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - King Park
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King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Mt Edgecombe
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King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Mt Edgecombe
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Mt Edgecombe
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Mt Edgecombe
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Mt Edgecombe
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Mt Edgecombe
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King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Northwood
MyMeditravel Cape Town, South Africa
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King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Northwood
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Northwood
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Northwood
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Northwood
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King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Glenwood
MyMeditravel Cape Town, South Africa
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King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Glenwood
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Glenwood
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Glenwood
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Glenwood
King Park Sports Medicine Centre - Glenwood
5.0
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UCT Private Academic Hospital
MyMeditravel Cape Town, South Africa
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UCT Private Academic Hospital
UCT Private Academic Hospital
UCT Private Academic Hospital
UCT Private Academic Hospital
UCT Private Academic Hospital
3.9
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English
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Netcare Linksfield Hospital
MyMeditravel Johannesburg, South Africa
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Netcare Linksfield Hospital
Netcare Linksfield Hospital
Netcare Linksfield Hospital
Netcare Linksfield Hospital
Netcare Linksfield Hospital
3.1
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English
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Netcare N1 City Hospital
MyMeditravel Cape Town, South Africa
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Netcare N1 City Hospital
Netcare N1 City Hospital
Netcare N1 City Hospital
Netcare N1 City Hospital
Netcare N1 City Hospital
2.9
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Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital
MyMeditravel Johannesburg, South Africa
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Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital
Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital
Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital
Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital
Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital
2.3
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JCRS - Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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IFAD - International Federation of Aesthetic Dentistry
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IAHRS - International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
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I-ACT - International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy
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IFPA - International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists
ISBI - International Society for Burn Injuries
The Pankey Institute
PEFOTS - Pan European Federation of TCM Societies
URHP - Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners
AACD - Asian Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders
IMSA - The International Medical Spa Association
ACHSI - The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International
CIDESCO - Comité International d'Esthétique et de Cosmétologie
ART - Active Release Techniques
ICPA - International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
CDA - Caribbean Dermatology Association
APAO - Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology
FICCDE - International College of Continuing Dental Education Fellowship
GMC - General Medical Council
ISA - International Sleep Academy
ISCG - International Society of Cosmetogynecology
EPA - European Prosthodontic Association
ABSI - Advanced Body Sculpting Institute
EACMFS - European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
FILACP - Federación Ibero Latinoamericana de Cirugía Plástica
REDLARA - Rede Latino-americana de Reprodução Assistida
ALMER - Asociación Latinoamericana de Medicina Reproductiva
ICP - International College of Prosthodontists
EFP - European Federation of Periodontology
IADR - International Association for Dental Research
IODPT - International Organization for Dental Phobia Treatment
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AAP - Asian Academy of Prosthodontics
AsianAOMS - Asian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
ISCD - International Society of Computerized Dentistry - Certified CEREC Trainer
SAAD - Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry
PFA - Pierre Fauchard Academy
ISCD - International Society of Computerized Dentistry
YDW - Young Dentists Worldwide
APAD - Asia Pacific Academy of Dentistry
ACDNA - Academy Of Computerized Dentistry Of North America
WSLO - World Society of Lingual Orthodontics
HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South Africa
DA(SA) - Diplomate of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa
AHPCSA - The Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa
COHSASA - The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa
FCDerm(SA) - Fellowship of the College of Dermatologists of South Africa
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APRSSA - Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa
SADA - South African Dental Association
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Everything you'll need to know about Osteoarthritis Treatment in South Africa

What does a Osteoarthritis Treatment Procedure Involve?

Knee injections

For people with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, an artificial joint fluid injection can be an option. The fluid lubricates and cushions the joint so it can move more easily. Your doctor may give you a single-dose injection into your knee joint, or you may need a series of injections. 

Corticosteroids Injections

Injections of corticosteroid medications can reduce inflammation, decreasing pain, and swelling in joints. Your doctor will usually give corticosteroids by injection. During corticosteroid injections, the area around your joint is numbed. Then, the doctor places a needle into space within the joint and injects the medication. The number of injections you can receive is usually limited to three or four injections per year.

Therapy

  • Physical therapy – a physical therapist can work with you to develop an exercise regimen that suits your needs. The exercise regimen can help reduce pain, improve muscle strength, improve balance and gait, and increase the range of motion of the stiff joints. If you need any additional help, physical therapists can also help you learn to use assistive devices, such as braces, splints, and shoe inserts. Also, your physical therapist can show you how to use canes or walkers.

  • Occupational therapy – an occupational therapist can help you find new ways to do everyday tasks without putting extras stress on your painful joints. For instance, if you have knee osteoarthritis, using a bench in the shower could help relieve the pain of standing.

Surgery

Severe cases of osteoarthritis may need surgery to repair or repair the damaged joints. There are some types of surgery that can be used, including:

  • Joint replacement – also known as arthroplasty, this procedure involves removing the damaged joint surfaces and replacing them with prosthetic made from metal or plastic. The most common types of joint replacement are knee and hip replacements.

  • Arthroscopic surgery – during this surgery, damaged or torn cartilage is trimmed from a joint. In some cases, doctors use this procedure to remove bone spurs. The procedure is performed using an arthroscope, which is a small tube with a small camera on its end. 

  • Bone realignment – the type of surgery used to realign bones that are damaged by arthritis is called an osteotomy. In a knee osteotomy, your surgeon makes an incision across the bone either below or above the knee. Then, a wedge of bone is added or removed. This is done to shift your body weight away from the worn-out part of the knee.

  • Bone fusion – during this surgery, your surgeon permanently fused the bones in a joint together to increase stability and reduce pain. This surgery is also called arthrodesis.

How Long Should I Stay in South Africa for a Osteoarthritis Treatment Procedure?

Your length of stay in South Africa can vary, depending on the type of treatment you undergo. For knee and corticosteroid injection, you may be able to leave for home the next day. If you have physical and/or occupational therapy, your length of stay depends on how many visits are needed for your case. On average, you may need to stay in South Africa for 4 to 8 weeks for therapy. With surgery, you need to stay in the hospital for 1 to 5 days, and stay at least 7 to 10 more days in the area after you are discharged.

What's the Recovery Time for Osteoarthritis Treatment Procedures in South Africa?

The severity of your osteoarthritis, the type of treatment you have, as well as your age and general health, determines your recovery time. For knee injections, corticosteroid injections, physical therapy, and occupational therapy, you should be able to return to your normal activities as soon as you feel ready and you when you do not experience any symptoms that interfere with your ability to do daily tasks. With surgeries, you may be able to resume most activities, including work, within 6 weeks. However, it may take around 6 months until you are 100% recovered.

What sort of Aftercare is Required for Osteoarthritis Treatment Procedures in South Africa?

Your doctor should give you detailed aftercare that you will need to follow. If you undergo surgery, the aftercare may include:

  • Take pain medicine as directed

  • Rest between activities as needed

  • Elevate and put cold packs on the affected area

  • Try home exercise (as recommended by your surgeon).

It is important that you follow the instructions your doctor gives you to help you heal quickly and to avoid further complications.

What's the Success Rate of Osteoarthritis Treatment Procedures in South Africa?

The success rate varies for each treatment type. Osteoarthritis treatment is known to be highly successful in providing pain relief, keeping mobility, and improving quality of life. However, there are still some side effects and risks you need to be aware of, especially with injections and surgery. These include:

  • Worsening joint damage

  • Infections

  • Blood clots

  • Wearing out of artificial joints

  • Limited range of motion in the joint.

Are there Alternatives to Osteoarthritis Treatment Procedures in South Africa?

Sometimes, lifestyle and home remedies are enough to manage the symptoms of osteoarthritis. You can try low-impact exercise and lose some weight to reduce pain and relieve some pressure. You can also consider movement therapies, assistive devices, and acupuncture as the alternatives to osteoarthritis treatment.

What Should You Expect Before and After the Procedure

Before osteoarthritis treatment, you may feel pain in the affected joint that prevents you from doing your daily activities and stops you from enjoying the activities you love. After treatment, the pain should be relieved and you should be able to move better.

Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers

Update: 09/03/2023