A 46-year-old member asked:
Geriatric knee replacement surgery for an 86 year old woman in good health and bad arthritis; good or bad idea?
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Specializes in Pain Management
Long recovery time.: The down side to total knee replacements is the recovery time for those over 70; also risk of complications. Have you been trialed on a variety of anti-arthritis meds? Have you seen a rheumatologist? Would discuss issues of recovery time and other risks with various orthopedists.
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Last updated May 27, 2017
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