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How Long Should One Put Off A Knee Replacement If You Have Grade 4 Arthritis
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
I have pain in one knee. The pain eases when i walk or use it. I think it might just be arthritis. I'm worried about knee replacement?
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
Does knee replacement treat arthritis? Is knee replacement a good option for treating arthritis?
Arthritis: Arthritis by definition is the loss or wearing away of the articular cartilage within the knee joint. In a total knee replacement, the cartilage is replaced with the prosthetic components, thereby getting rid of the arthritis permanently. For severe, end-stage arthritis, knee replacement is the best option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TKR: Depending on your function level, one surgery may be better than the other. Usually tkr is better. ...Read more
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a total knee replacement surgery for 87 year old woman in good health, but horrible arthritis?
Depends: Arthritis can be horrifically painful and disabling. If the patient is healthy enough and willing to accept some risks then surgery is recommended. Major risks assuming the surgery is done correctly include: infection, blood clots, heart attack, stroke and even death (these are rare but they can happen) major benefits are pain relief and major improvement in quality of life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Balance risk: Knee replacement is a tough procedure and requires significant physical therapy after surgery. There is a small percentage of unsatisfied patients but if the pt is desperate or have to take strong painkillers around the clock and has no significant risks for the surgery is better to run the risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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