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About to have 3rd knee arthroplasty, previous partial meniscectomy, & have mild chondromalacia patella. How many scopes before replacement?

About to have 3rd knee arthroplasty, previous partial meniscectomy, & have mild chondromalacia patella.  How many scopes before replacement?

Arthroscopy: There is no set amount of knee arthroscopy surgeries you can have. Eventually if the arthritis becomes to severe, the arthroscopy will not be helpful. But there is no set amount. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Replacement (Definition)

It is when a surgeon removes and exchanges some are all of the componets of your knee. The bottom end of the thigh bone(femur), the upper end of the shin bone(tibia) and the undersurface ...Read more


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What is a ?Knee arthroplasty?

What is a ?Knee arthroplasty?

Knee replacement: Total knee replacement they replace the end of femur (thigh) and top end of leg bone (tibia) with a metal joint. Quite effective for chronic knee pain that is severe and you are not able to bear weight. New joint may last for 15-25 years. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a knee arthroplasty?

What kind of complications might happen from a knee arthroplasty?

Many Possible: There are quite a few possible complication from a knee arthroplasty. This is best discussed with your surgeon. But in general, for the right patient, it is a good procedure. ...Read more

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How long does a total knee arthroplasty take to do?

About an hour: In my practice the actual surgery takes approx 62 minutes for a man and 54 min for a woman of average weight and height without excessive deformity etc. The anesthesia and prepping and draping generally takes 40 minutes so total time in operating room about 1 hr and 40 minutes. It varies from surgeon to surgeon. I do over 500/yr. Find someone u like, who performs procedure regularly. ...Read more

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Alignment in total knee arthroplasty: where have we come from and where are we going?

Alignment in total knee arthroplasty: where have we come from and where are we going?

vague: So not sure where this question is coming from...However alignment in knee replacement has stayed fairly constant over time. Goal of the knee replacement is to provide a stable knee, a knee that recreates the anatomic joint line, and of course is technically straight so that the load is shared equally. Most of what has changed in this surgery deals with the prosthetic designs. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from knee arthroplasty? My husband is scheduled for knee arthroplasty. How long can I expect him to be recovering? .

How long is recovery from knee arthroplasty? My husband is scheduled for knee arthroplasty. How long can I expect him to be recovering?

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Knee Replacement: Typically 6 weeks. The wound heals in 2 weeks. Physical therapy continues another 4-6 weeks. In case of cemented knee , the patient is walking on it the very next day. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from knee arthroplasty? My husband is scheduled for knee arthroplasty. How long can I expect him to be recovering? .

Depends: Recovery depends on approach, fixation method, age and cofactors. Most patients are out of the hospital in 2-3 days. They walk with a walker for up to 6 weeks. By 3 months they are usually back to normal activities. The above are averages and some people are ahead and some behind those numbers. ...Read more

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Is the knee arthroplasty a risky thing to do?

It Depends: Any surgery has associated risks. Knee arthroplasty is a big procedure. It is very helpful when indicated, however. Risks vary depending upon your overall health, medical conditions, level of fitness. Medical issues such as diabetes and heart disease increase the risk of any surgery. It is best to talk these risks over with your primary care physician as well as your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing a knee arthroplasty?

Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing a knee arthroplasty?

Sure: Iv for general anethesia if your going to let someone resurface your knee with metal amd plastic why worry about the needle? ...Read more

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Arthroplasty (Definition)

Surgical procedure for replacing a joint in the body which is diseased (e.x. arthritis) ...Read more