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Foothill Ranch, CA
A 55-year-old female asked:

I have 2 meniscus tears and severe arthritis in knee. lots of swelling too. dr started inj again. dr said scoping might help but won't replace knee?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Total knee: replacement surgery is a major operation with significant risk, so it should be last resort. Follow your orthopedic surgeon's advice on this one.
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Total knee as option: Please think twice, even three times before pushing for a total knee. This advice from myself, a doc who is your age and already has had 2 knee replacements. The first one fell apart, the second got infected and I have been sick now for a year and have had 8 surgeries to try and get that knee back and not lose my leg! Also, in next 5-10 years much better replacements are coming out-wait for these!
Last updated May 15, 2016
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