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Grade 4 Arthritis Knee
Pain level: The decision for knee replacement should be made based on your level of pain and possible deformity to the knee secondary to arthritis. I am a physician that believes a knee replacement should not be limited by age. If a 50 year old needs a knee replacement then it should be done. I would build up the muscles around the knee which will help during the rehab process. Be in the best shape possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I have grade 3-4 arthritis in my right knee an im 44 yrs old is it advisable to have microfracture surgery?
It depends: There's a lot to try prior to surgery. If you go to a surgeon that's the option, however, you are likely get. It's not that surgery might not help i would only suggest you try a few other options first. Some knees can have quite severe arthritis and patients can still get by quite well without surgery. ...Read more
If you have arthritis i and discomfort and pain in the front and side of your knee & tear, would you be a candidate 4 macoplasty?
Depends: If you have a tear with pain, instability and swelling, you should consult with an orthopedic surgeon who can explain the most appropriate procedure for your knee. You cannot just "clean up" arthritis. Non-surgical care includes managing your weight, posture, lifestyle and pain. Physical therapy can help before and after knee surgery. A physiatrist can refer you (;check vitamin d). ...Read more
I have pain in my knees for the past 4 years. Currently i'm 35 yrs. Could this be arthritis? Had couple of consultations. What test to take to find
Can a pt be a candidate for TKR if they have chronic knee pain without severe arthritis? I've had 4 previous surgeries & still have debilitating pain.
No: Pain can be mechanical (worn or broken joint), inflammatory (something irritating or infecting the joint), neuropathic (nerve problem), or functional (normal joint but brain senses pain). First, find out which type of pain. TKR is only done for completely worn out joint. So, no. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had knee plica surgery and diagnosed with grade 3 arthritis. I injured it riding horses when I was younger can this cause arthritis? I'm 21
I've had a swollen, very warm, painful knee for 4 days. The pain was on surface/knee cap but felt no pain walking. can ps arthritis be like this?
See doc: One clinical condition that will have to be ruled in or ruled out first is septic arthritis or infection inside the knee joint. The only way to accomplish that will be to have a knee tap. Time matters if this a potential infection since the infection can destroy your knee joint. The second benefit of a knee tap will be that most likely that wil secure a diagnosis based on the fluid analysis. ...Read more
Should I risk future arthritis, or get a high tibial osteotomy to fix my knock knee? 4-5cm gap between ankles, age 17, male, with nill to mild pain.
I have a grade 3 ankle sprain and synovitis from the sprain. Surgery is required but being disputed. Also have arthritis in knee. Need pain relief!
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