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success of obese people knee replacements

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Adams
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: The more weight that is placed on the joint will cause accelerated wear, just like running does vs. Walking. If someone is having to undergo knee rep ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Manner
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Obesity : Obesity makes surgery more difficult for both patient and surgeon. From the surgeon's point of view, obtaining adequate exposure is harder, checking ... Read More
Dr. Jc Alvarez
25 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Tka in overweight : Yes , increased weight can adversely affect knee replace my outcomes. The medical and surgical complication rate can be higher. Implant longevity can ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Delay surgery: Based on your present state of health, proceeding with total knee replacement surgery now will put you at increased risk for medical complications and ... Read More
Dr. John Ayres
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lose more weight: For every 1 lb. A person is over-weight, the knee sees 4 lbs. This leads to pain and arthritis. Obese patients have more surgical complications like ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
1 tip assuming. ..: ...that U R under the care of an ortho, is sleeping with a pillow Btween Ur knees may help. Try it.
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
High rate of success: Manipulation under anesthesia has a high rate of success with regards to increasing the knee range of motion.
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Life Changing: If you have a bona fide need for replacement and have seen a reputable orthopedist, this surgery can change your life. You will have <1 week in the h ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
The last step: Knee replacement or total knee arthroplasty is recommended when three criteria are met. First the patient has to have x-ray evidence of joint degener ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Dearborn
30 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Pain and swelling: Implant loosening causes pain, especially with weight bearing. The knee generally will make more lubricating fluid as well, causing swelling.
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A member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Weeks: Most people recover from a knee replacement in 3 to 6 weeks. Typically, driving and daily activities are normal. It can take up to 4 to 6 months to ge ... Read More
A 89-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
No specific number: Quality of life has emerged as the number one measure for joint replacement.

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