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How long does a total knee arthroplasty take to do?

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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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


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What disease causes the patient to require a total knee arthroplasty?

What disease causes the patient to require a total knee arthroplasty?

Arthritis : The most common reason for a total knee arthroplasty or replacement surgery is severe arthritis of the knee. This is typically osteoarthritis, but can also be rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, or arthritis from other causes such as psoriasis. ...Read more

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Which disease caused the patient to require a total knee arthroplasty?

Which disease caused the patient to require a total knee arthroplasty?

Osteoarthritis: The most common indication for a total knee replacement is osteoarthritis (oa). Oa is generally referred to as the "wear and tear" type of arthritis that becomes more common as our bodies age. Other types of arthritis that can lead to the need for knee replacement could include: rheumatoid arthritis or post-traumatic arthritis- as a result of previous injury to the knee. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of a knee brace after a total knee arthroplasty?

What is the purpose of a knee brace after a total knee arthroplasty?

Knee brace after TKA: It may provide stability if there is an mcl or lcl issue, or if there is some muscular imbalance. Generally braces aren't used postop unless there is a good reason to do so. ...Read more

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How necessary is ?The use of a knee brace after a total knee arthroplasty?

How necessary is ?The use of a knee brace after a total knee arthroplasty?

Not generally: The knee replacement is stable at the time that it is performed. We use your own ligaments and tendons and do not generally harm them during surgery. There are cases where the ligaments (such as the mcl) are stretched during surgery, were moved and reconstructed, or were weak to begin with. In these cases, the knee brace is critical after surgery. ...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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What is the cost of total knee arthroplasty in government hospital malaysia?

What is the cost of total knee arthroplasty in government hospital malaysia?

Varies: In the us hospital charges vary by region, hospital size, teaching status, and number of joints performed per year. In the us typical total charges (including the hospital stay) are typically from $32, 000-52, 000. ...Read more

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What are questions I should ask the doctor about a right total knee arthroplasty?

What are questions I should ask the doctor about a  right total knee arthroplasty?

Knee replacement: Why?-pain and lack of mobility. Good for 15-25 years. How quick do I heal?- as soon as you get out of bed (the next morning you need to be on a chair and possibly walkiing a bit). Your physcial therapy is important, is all you. If you are not proactive then you'll have problem. It takes about a year to completely feel comforatable with the new joint. The first 3 months are critical. Up up. ...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


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