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8 month since arthroscopic knee surgery, still hurts to walk. Do injections take pain away or should I get total knee replacement? Lots of pain :(

8 month since arthroscopic knee surgery, still hurts to walk. Do injections take pain away or should I get total knee replacement? Lots of pain :(

Post- op knee pain: Knee replacement depends on age and extent of damage. Still having pain could mean damage was too great to improve much, or you wern't given a chance3 to rehab it. Age is an important factor here. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Arthroscopy (Definition)

Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more


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Is it safe to have arthoscopic surgery after total knee replacement?

Is it safe to have arthoscopic  surgery after total knee replacement?

Yes: Not sure if you mean the same knee or not. The opposite knee is not a problem. Occasionally it is appropriate to do an arthoscopy of the replaced joint for scar tissue. Always worried about any surgery in presence of a total joint replacement. ...Read more

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What things have to be taken care of for a person wishing for a knee replacement surgery?

Find a surgeon: You would need to see an orthopedic surgeon who would arrange this /you would need to be medically evaluated as to you general health and ability to undergo anesthesia and surgery this usually means a visit with a medical doc like an internal med doc and some lab testing maybe an ekg ( usually done for those with ^ blood pressure/ then it takes a good bit of "paper work" most pts do well. ...Read more

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How safe is hip and knee replacement surgery?

How safe is hip and knee replacement surgery?

Both have become : Very common and routine procedures. These have the best outcomes done by surgeons who do a lot of them. However, a lot also depends on the status of the patient with obesity, malnutrion, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, osteoporosis, presence of autoimmune diseas such as lupus, clotting disorders, prior blood clots or dvt, varicose veins and deformities in legs all having an impact. ...Read more

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What are the risks of total knee replacement surgery?

What are the risks of  total knee replacement surgery?

Short and long-term: Anesthesia reactions including heart attack, stroke, allergy, etc. Infections, early about 1% of the time, and possibility of late infections years later. Blood clots and pulmonary embolus. Blood loss, only 5-10% will need transfusion. Persistent pain, swelling, and stiffness. 95% of patients have good to excellent results 3 months after their replacement. Late failure of implant from wear. ...Read more

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What is the popping I hear after knee replacement surgery?

What is the popping I hear after knee replacement surgery?

Normal: As it is a man-made device, it is not unusual to hear/feel painless clicking in your knee after a successful knee replacement. If concerned, have your surgeon re-evaluate your knee. ...Read more

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How can you sleep on side after total knee replacement surgery?

How can you sleep on side after total knee replacement surgery?

Pillow: There is no physical reason preventing you from sleeping on your side. You might try a pillow between your legs if you find it uncomfortable while your knee recovers. ...Read more

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What happens to torn ligaments during knee replacement surgery?

What happens to torn ligaments during knee replacement surgery?

Balanced: The acl is sacrificed. If the PCL is torn a posterior stabilized prosthesis is used. The mcl & lcl are balanced. ...Read more

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My mom has her knee replacement surgery soon. What can I do to help?

My mom has her knee replacement surgery soon. What can I do to help?

Be supportive!: Joint replacement surgery is significant surgery with a prolonged, and sometimes arduous, recovery. The best thing you can do to help is be supportive, both emotionally as well as physically. She will need physical assistance upon returning home, and if you can be there to help that will be very beneficial. But she will also have days where she will need your emotional support. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will a person be able to walk normally after knee replacement surgery?

Will a person be able to walk normally after knee replacement surgery?

Yes much better: Total knee replacement is made to reduce pain and improve function. Patients walk much better after recovering from a total knee than they did before total knee surgery. Most walk close to normal or normal once they have fully recovered. ...Read more

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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