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Is It Worthwhile To Delay Knee Replacement Surgery To Have A Synvisc Injection
Depends: Synvisc is effective for early to moderate osteoarthritis. 80% report decreased knee pain. 2% risk of synovitis reaction, that resembles infection. Advanced osteoarthritis has never even been adequately studied with product, but results are expected to be less predictable. Knee replacement results are good to excellent for 95% of patients lasting 20-30 years. Replace if advanced. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
8 month since arthroscopic knee surgery, still hurts to walk. Do injections take pain away or should I get total knee replacement? Lots of pain :(
I have severe osteoarthritis in both knees and I need to know if there are any good alternatives to 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any other total knee replacement options, other than traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?
Several choices: Depending on the wear status of the knee, unicompartmental replacement may be an option. Osteotomy (realignment) of the leg may also be an option. As for total knee replacements, there are custom cutting guides, custom implants, and computer navigation options, but none have been shown to be superior to traditional tka performed by an experienced surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Old sports injury = torn meniscus surgery. Now, i'm in pain again. Is there any solution other than total knee replacement? I had surgery for a torn meniscus about 8 years ago and a significant amount of shredded cartilage was removed. In recent months, e
Pain meds, injection: The last treatment before knee replacement includes injections of cortisone or lubricants (synvisc, supartz, etc). Weight loss, stretching and muscle strengthening help also. Anti-inflammatory meds and other pain meds also block the pain. Unfortunately, all of these are temporary. For some young patients, osteotomy (realignment of the limb) or partial knee replacement may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long after double knee replacement surgery will I likely be released to be able to drive? I want to have realistic expectations.
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