Arthritis Treatments: Mostly Bogus?

WCBS-TV—November 24, 2009

Bogus arthritis treatments are not only a rip-off, they can do more harm than good.  From fruit-flavored drinks claiming to "rebuild cartilage and reverse the disease process" to a portable ultrasound system asserting people “will notice pain relief immediately,” the scams often target patients desperate for relief. CBS 2's Dr. Max Gomez interviewed Dr. Geoffrey Westrich at Hospital for Special Surgery to find out which arthritis treatments really work and which ones are a waste of money.

Dr. Westrich's patient, who received a partial knee replacement here, had her treatment delayed by procedures at other places that were not appropriate for her condition.

 

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