A member asked:

Am i to young for a total knee replacement at 42?

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen answered

Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

42 is young but not unheard of. If all other measures have been tried and your knee pain is effecting your quality of life and function to a degree that is not tolerable then knee replacement may be you last best option.

Answered Mar 16, 2013



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Dr. John Dearborn answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

42 is definitely young, so i would recommend trying every nonoperative option and then consider joint sparing procedures first.

Answered Sep 16, 2013


Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Younger patients that are properly indicated that have tried all other options can have great outcomes. You need to have a surgeon do a great installation! This means proper implant alignment, ligament balancing, soft tissue management, fixation and you need to do your part in rehab, so that you have the best possible outcome. I like using Mako Robotic Total Knee on my young patients for this.

Answered Jan 7, 2019



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