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Will a knee replacement get rid of arthritis pain

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
It sure may: Although, there is no 100% guarantee on anything, i'd say you have very good chances of being pain free after knee replacement.
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Balance risk: Knee replacement is a tough procedure and requires significant physical therapy after surgery. There is a small percentage of unsatisfied patients but ... Read More
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most of the time: Knee replacement is performed to help patients with painful arthritis of the knee, to restore function and for some to correct deformity. So when non ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Speaking crudely, the old degenerate arthritic joint gets chopped off and thrown away to be replaced by a bionic knee.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
31 years experience Family Medicine
Good chance: No one can promise you anything......but, many of my patients ad well as myself get significant improvement in pain
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
41 years experience Podiatry
Toenail Removal: Toenail fungus (confirmed by culture) is a persistent condition. There are several treatments including but limited to topical and oral medication, pe ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Skin discoloration: It is normal for you to get bruising around the knee following joint replacement. If you are concerned about the scar itself thats a different issu ... Read More
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Dr. James McClurg
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The : The stiffness to the knee is either a mechanical problem with the prosthesis such as overstuffing or adhesions of the vastus intermedius which is one ... Read More
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Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
I : I think this is more of an orthopedic question. I would ask this one again under that category. I hope that helps.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
41 years experience Podiatry
Toenails and Knees: Toenail fungus (confirmed by culture) is a persistent anomaly that takes time to resolve. Brown spots on legs? At 57 we have skin changes, have your d ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest, elevate-: -OTC NSAIDS, and avoid stress to the knee.a neoprene sleeve mayhelp. It’s non-functional bracing. But it does send subliminal proprioception to your b ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
There will: likely be a DVT prophylaxis regimen in place, but ask the doctor beforehand to be sure.
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