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Arthroplasty Knee Replacement
About to have 3rd knee arthroplasty, previous partial meniscectomy, & have mild chondromalacia patella. How many scopes before replacement?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long is recovery from knee arthroplasty? My husband is scheduled for knee arthroplasty. How long can I expect him to be recovering?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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