Top
10
Doctor insights on: Is It Worthwhile To Delay Knee Replacement Surgery To Have A Synvisc Injection

Share
1

1
Is it worthwhile to delay knee replacement surgery to have a synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injection?

Is it worthwhile to delay knee replacement surgery to have a synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injection?

Depends: Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) 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 more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Frederick Buechel
428 doctors shared insights

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


4

4
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 :(

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 :(

Post- op knee pain: Knee replacement depends on age and extent of damage. Still having pain could mean damage was too great to improve much, or you wern't given a chance3 to rehab it. Age is an important factor here. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
I've had total knee replacement surgery on both knees and now am having severe pain in left buttox and lower back, what can I do? Pt hasn't helped

I've had total knee replacement surgery on both knees and now am having severe pain in left buttox and lower back, what can I do? Pt hasn't helped

Spine evaluation: Spine pain radiating to the buttock region is a sign of nerve compression in the spine coming from either a herniated disc or arthritis in the spine. A spine evaluation is needed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Knee replacement surgery? How young can it be done?

You could be 20 year: Knee replacement usually done for older individual but if you have certain disease which make your mobility restricted and have a lot pain could be done early, check with your doctor he will advise you. It is all about the quality of life? ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What can I do to prepare for knee replacement surgery?

Strength: Although most pts are limited with pain prior to a tka, doing excercises to build-up your quads will help. This can be straight leg raises and wall sits. Practice using a cane or crutches as well. Building up your iron stores with a MVI (multivitamin) or eating greens will help limit any affects of postop anemia. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
How long is the recovery for knee replacement surgery?

How long is the recovery for knee replacement surgery?

Total knee recovery: Full maturation period for a total knee is 12-18 months. This is to achieve final full motion ; strength ; the fluid motion you will have for many years to come. Most people will participate in 6-12 weeks of formal pt. However, somewhere between 4-12 weeks, people generally stop their formal therapy and continue there lifelong maintenance exercise program. Best outcomes require regular exercise. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Is it okay for me to box after getting a knee replacement surgery?

Is it okay for me to box after getting a knee replacement surgery?

Yes: Knee replacements can provide years of pain-free activities. The more aggressive the activity, the greater chance to cause problems down the road. Think of them like tires-how you treat them will affect their lifespan. Impact activities like running will shorten their lifespan, while knee-gliding activities like skiing place less stress on them. Chose your miles carefully ! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Would if be okay to have knee replacement surgery with venous disease?

Would if be okay to have knee replacement surgery with venous disease?

Treat veins forst: Often it is advisable to treat underlying venous disease before knee surgery. This often makes the knee surgery easier by reducing abnormal venous pressure. This can reduce bleeding and also the chance of blood clots in the abnormal veins. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer