A 33-year-old member asked:
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i'm just wondering, if you have a knee injury while skiing would that result in total knee replacement surgery?

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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not likely: Usually skiing injuries to the knee involve cartilage or ligament injuries that can be treated with arthroscopic surgery if surgery is needed.
Answered on Apr 5, 2013
Dr. John Dearborn
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Not yet...: More commonly, injury to ligaments and cartilage occur. If these are not addressed and the knee remains unstable, arthritis can result many years later.
Answered on Mar 29, 2014
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not usually: Knee replacements are for people that wear down the cartilage surfaces in their knee joints. This is from chronic wear over time or from a traumatic cartilage surface injury like a tibial plateau fracture.
Answered on Dec 13, 2013

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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
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Not likely: Usually skiing injuries to the knee involve cartilage or ligament injuries that can be treated with arthroscopic surgery if surgery is needed.
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Dr. Andrew Hoffman
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See your Orthopedist: Once a joint replacement is in, the bone is thin around that site. A smaller amount of trauma might crack (break) that thin bone. When you have contin ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Ivankovich
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Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
It will definitely: prolong recovery to a degree as the patellar tendon is a significant part of knee stability and mobility.

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