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Health Plans : Are you still paying for care that is that is not evidence-based? And do you know how much?


Early degenerative knee pain treatments 

Early degenerative knee pain is the first presentation of Osteoarthritis, a leading cause of disability globally. Current treatments have little impact on the progressive degeneration associated with Osteoarthritis.  It is a critical medical priority to develop effective and affordable disease-modifying therapies to slow or arrest the progression of this disease.

Below is listed in order of decreasing level of effectiveness, a measure combining the research evidence of the care and its cost. (#1 has the highest level of evidence and lowest cost).


  • In many practices the common plan is to work through the entire list as each treatment fails.
  • For end stage knee arthritis a partial or total knee replacement has a great track record and a cost of $25,000 – $50,000.

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Texas Medical Management’s expertise helps you manage your cost pain points more effectively. What are your specific cost pain points by diagnosis or treatment? Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity?

Let’s start a conversation. Send Dr. Rick Schultz an email at [email protected] or call us at 512-275-6471.