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Could the entire femur bone be replaced along with a total knee replacement?

Could the entire femur bone be replaced along with a total knee replacement?

Yes: Replacing the entire femur can be done, but it is rarely needed. Only patients with extensive cancer or many failed operations on the femur, might need it replaced completely. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Could the entire femur bone be replaced along with a total knee replacement?

Rare,rare,rare,rare: Tka is a resurfacing of the femur, tibia, and patella. Only with significant revisions or tumor reconstructive surgeries will a larger portion of the femur be replaced. Beyond this, custom implants are used. ...Read more

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Is it common when having a total knee replacement the upper part is not cemented in the femur but the part in the tibia was cemented.

Is it common when having a total knee replacement the upper part is not cemented in the femur but the part in the tibia was cemented.

Knee replacements: Total knee replacements have traditionally been cemented on the femoral and tibial sides, but non-cemented versions are becoming more attractive for surgeons. Solid fixation to bone is paramount with non-cemented components. Cement is necessary if this is not achieved. In your case, the femoral component was likely well fixed, but tibial component likely required cement to ensure good fixation ...Read more

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I Have bone on bone knee arthritis. I feel September 18th 4 days prior to total knee replacement. I fractured my femur neck. How longbefore I'm walkin?

I Have bone on bone knee arthritis. I feel September 18th 4 days prior to total knee replacement. I fractured my femur neck. How longbefore I'm walkin?

Varies: It varies based upon the type of femoral neck fracture you had and type of surgery used to fix it. For example, in a displaced femoral neck fracture we often do a cemented hemi arthriplastyband you can begin walking on it that day. In a fracture fixed with screws, weight bearing is based in part on the quality of bone purchase noted intra operatively. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have damage in m bone,neck injury,and have had a total knee replacement.i take percset10,will pain c?

What to do if I have damage in m bone,neck injury,and have had a total knee replacement.i take percset10,will pain c?

Comprehensiveness: Employing a multi-modal approach, most fellowship trained pain specialists offer the most effective management of painful conditions. To accurately diagnose and treat patients, we will utilize imaging studies, electro-diagnostic evaluations, history ; physical examinations, targeted physical therapy, appropriate and responsible medication management and cutting-edge interventional procedures. ...Read more

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My orthopedic Dr said the cartilage is gone in my knee. Also have bone spurs. Will PT help? He said eventually I'll need a total knee replacement.

My orthopedic Dr said the cartilage is gone in my knee. Also have bone spurs. Will PT help? He said eventually I'll  need a total knee replacement.

Yes: yes physical therapy is important. The better your muscle tone is the better your knee will be. If eventually you need to have a total knee replacement you will have a much better outcome with good muscle tone. Do not avoid physical therapy. Please have your physician send you to physical therapy. ...Read more

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My rheumatologist told me my knee is bone on bone. Is that a reason for total knee replacement?

My rheumatologist told me my knee is bone on bone. Is that a reason for total knee replacement?

Yes: bone on bone means that the cartilage has worn away and the internal hydrolics that allow separation of bones that form the knee are gone. an off loading brace will control the symptoms by not allowing the bone on bone to occur, but if you are that symptomatic and have no serious medical problems that would threaten your health, replacement is the best technology at that stage. ...Read more

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No cartilage in knees, bone on bone, and knee caps are misaligned. Do i need total knee replacement surgery?

No cartilage in knees, bone on bone, and knee caps are misaligned. Do i need total knee replacement surgery?

Total knee surgery: Possibly, however the decision to perform a total knee replacement doesn't just depend on xray findings of "bone on bone" arthritis. Many non-surgical options are available to improve symptoms of knee arthritis in an effort to delay surgery such as: medications, injections, braces, activity modification, and physical therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Total Knee Replacement (Definition)

Total knee replacement: a surgical procedure in which damaged parts of the knee joint are replaced with artificial parts. They cap the end of the thigh bone , under surface of the knee cap and the top surface ...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