A 74-year-old female asked:
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if i am a candidate for macoplasty surgery on my knee opposed to having a full knee replacement. is macoplasty have good results. what do you think?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
At your age i'll go: For a total knee replacement surgery.
Answered on Oct 10, 2013
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Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Mossiacplasty has mixed results @ best. Depends on size of cartilage lesion(s), weight, alignment of lower extremity and other factors. I don't know your age but a well- done TKA is more reliable for pain relief.
Oct 10, 2013
Dr. Keith Bjork
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No to Makoplasty: A full knee replacement is a better choice for you. The results are predictable and long lasting. There is no benefit to you having a partial knee replacement at age 74.
Answered on Oct 10, 2013

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