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How long should one put off a knee replacement if you have grade 4 arthritis?

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 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


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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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Does knee replacement treat arthritis? Is knee replacement a good option for treating arthritis? .

Does knee replacement treat arthritis? Is knee replacement a good option for treating arthritis?

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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 more

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Which serjary is better for ostio arthritis knee replacement or ostiotomy?

Which serjary is better for ostio arthritis knee replacement or ostiotomy?

TKR: Depending on your function level, one surgery may be better than the other. Usually tkr is better. ...Read more

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Is there a better alternate to knee replacement for arthritis patient aged 60?

Is there a better alternate to knee replacement for arthritis patient aged 60?

Probably not: If you are literally bone-on-bone there may be no better options. You can try injectable lubricants or cortisone injections but they will usually no work for advanced disease. Likewise with nsaids. ...Read more

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Is knee replacement the best solution for rheumatoid arthritis ?

Is knee replacement the best solution for rheumatoid arthritis ?

Maybe: It depends on what is causing the pain and how bad the pain is. There are many medical and non-surgical treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, but if required, knee replacement is an appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Will a knee replacement get rid of arthritis?

Yes: Speaking crudely, the old degenerate arthritic joint gets chopped off and thrown away to be replaced by a bionic knee. ...Read more

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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 more

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Will a knee replacement get rid of arthritis pain?

Will a knee replacement get rid of arthritis pain?

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 more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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