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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

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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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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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

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Knee replacement surgery? How young can it be done?

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

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What can I do to prepare for knee replacement surgery?

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

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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

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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

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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

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How long would she be on the mobilizer after knee replacement surgery?

How long would she be on the mobilizer after knee replacement surgery?

Knee immobilizer: Depends on the surgeon. But most surgeons do not use the knee immobilizer after surgery. ...Read more

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Help please! is forcing knee to bend after knee replacement surgery okay?

Whoa...: ..Only as part of your rehabilitative physical therapy. Don't force anything. Follow your surgeon's and therapists' advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 68 years old facing knee replacement surgery am i too old for this to be beneficial.

I am 68 years old facing knee replacement surgery am i too old for this to be beneficial.

No: Most recipients of total knee replacements are in there 60s and 70s. The 4 main considerations are whether your quality of life is affected significantly enough to warrant a knee replacement in your own opinion; secondly if you have failed attempts to get you better non- operatively; thirdly if there are any medical contra-indications; and finally if you are a candidate for one. ...Read more

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What is the cost of total knee replacement surgery?

KNEE REPLACEMENT $$$: Us has the highest cost of knee replacement surgery, from 45000$to70000$ the insurance will cover most, but there are some deductibles and out of pocket expences as well. ...Read more

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If you have had total knee replacement surgery what should you expect after?

Physical therapy: The post surgery rehabilitation is as important as the surgery itself. It is important to regain range of motion early to avoid the development of scar tissue which will impede further progress. Once this has been done, the knee can be strengthened. Post knee replacement rehab can be done in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Expect about a 3 month recovery period. ...Read more

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What is the latest method of knee surgery that may eliminate knee replacement?

What is the latest method of knee surgery that may eliminate knee replacement?

Knee injections: Actually we have injections of a material that is similar to your normal joint fluid that can be done. Although they do not eliminate the need for joint replacement, they can postpone the need for joint replacement in some cases for years. ...Read more

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What are the chances of the surgery changing from a partial knee replacement to a full knee replacement?

What are the chances of  the surgery changing from a partial knee replacement to a full knee replacement?

Uncommon, age: If the partial knee replacement is performed correctly, one should expect it to last for many years. At the age of 38, you still need to avoid running for excercise, just as for a full knee replacement. If indicated, much better option for you at your very young age. ...Read more

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What are the risks of total knee replacement surgery?

What are the risks of  total knee replacement surgery?

Short and long-term: Anesthesia reactions including heart attack, stroke, allergy, etc. Infections, early about 1% of the time, and possibility of late infections years later. Blood clots and pulmonary embolus. Blood loss, only 5-10% will need transfusion. Persistent pain, swelling, and stiffness. 95% of patients have good to excellent results 3 months after their replacement. Late failure of implant from wear. ...Read more

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What is the popping I hear after knee replacement surgery?

What is the popping I hear after knee replacement surgery?

Normal: As it is a man-made device, it is not unusual to hear/feel painless clicking in your knee after a successful knee replacement. If concerned, have your surgeon re-evaluate your knee. ...Read more

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Is hoarseness common after knee replacement surgery?

Is hoarseness common after knee replacement surgery?

No!: Knee replacement surgery can be done with various types of anesthesia: spinal, epidural, nerve blocks, and general anesthesia. Only GA involves a breathing tube which might irritate the airway. So knee replacement carries a low risk for hoarseness. However, it is rare even with GA. The breathing tube is a smooth flexible plastic. Experienced anesthesiologists use them all the time w/o problems. ...Read more

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