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How painful is a knee replacement

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Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes, but: If the damage is complete, waiting won’t make it worse, but your suffering is the question. Are you using braces, canes, medicine or other techniques? ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
45 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe: Although the MRI shows severe Osteoarthritis the decision about knee replacement is based on how you are functioning rather than the MRI image. Physic ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Eventually: Yes, a knee replacement is almost certainly in your future. However, 55 is on the young side for this surgery. Knee sleeves, NSAIDs and injections suc ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: This has not been studied so it is a topic of conjecture. Teflon provides a non-stick surface, but that is when it is attached to something else. Inje ... Read More
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Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee pain: Night resting pain, intermittent swelling, stiffness--all very common for knee arthritis.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Josef Geldwert
47 years experience Podiatry
Visco sup. Injection: Knee strengthening program which should also include core strengthening plus shock absorbing foot orthoses can be helpful.Also visco supplementation ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Have : Have you considered using medical acupuncture as an adjunct to your other forms of treatment? Acupuncture; which has been practiced for several thou ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Age: Tkr has a lifespan of its own the younger you have the surgery the shorter it lasts.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy Fogel
Dr. Guy Fogel answered
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Joint cyst: Caused by a leak of joint fluid through a tear of a ligament of the knee. Should be evaluated by your joint surgeon.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Not unheard of: But you really should be reviewing this with your surgeon. That way you can make sure that your joint prosthesis is okay and that there is not a more ... Read More
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