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Alternatives to knee replacement surgery

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Objective evidence for effectiveness of stem cell treatment for arthritis is lacking. You seem too young for advanced arthritis of knee. If would be p... Read More

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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Injections : Joint injections for pain as well as medication known as Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) can be of benefit. Set up a virtual consult and this can be discussed ... Read More
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Get an opinion: from a rheumatologist or ortho surgeon. Alternatives to surgery include oral meds, injections, and physical therapy.
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Anderson
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Usually alternatives: Symptoms in these joints at your "experience" level are usually due to chronic degenerative changes life style changes ( diet, exercise, weight contr... Read More
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Knee Replacement: Knee replacement surgery should only be done to help relieve knee pain caused by arthritis. It should also only be done after you have tried non-opera... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Moderate: General or spinal amethesia 200cc of blood loss risk of infx. And blood clots pulmonary embolis pain 2-5days hospital stay.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
You could be 20 year: Knee replacement usually done for older individual but if you have certain disease which make your mobility restricted and have a lot pain could be do... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Compression: Ice, elevation, compression, and +/- nsaids (under the advice of your surgeon) can all help. Sometimes, the knee will be warm and swollen for 6+ mont... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Strength: Although most pts are limited with pain prior to a tka, doing excercises to build-up your quads will help. This can be straight leg raises and wall s... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
TKA recovery time: Usually 2 or so days in hospital. 6 weeks to heal. Next 6 weeks to have muscles and tissues to get used to new motion and freedom--collagen needs to f... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It may not be gone: Some are fortunate to have the surgery and shortly there after once the wounds healed, they have no pain at all. Many will have great improvement of p... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Boxing after TKA: Qualified yes. Not likely at an elite level of competition. Kick boxing or cage fighting not recommended.

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