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Knee Replacement Infection
Uncommon: Infection after tha is a known complication that occurs in 0.1-2% of hip replacement procedures. Factors that can affect this incidence include patient conditions such as obesity, diabetes, or immune system diseases, as well as the length of surgery time, wound closure methods, and experience of the surgeon. Some hospitals and surgeons have higher rates of infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Yes: Most knee replacements are made of cobalt alloys because they are harder. The titanium is generally too soft to work as a knee surface. There is, however, one total knee replacement made of titanium where they have hardened the end of the titanium (making it a ceramic compound). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee locking: You should have this discussion with your surgeon. If he does not give you a satisfactory answer and solution, it is okay to get a second opinion. ...Read more
Broken bones: If u break your artificial hip you usually get it fixed not your leg amputated. ...Read more
Can a menisectomy, extruded meniscus stage 3 osteoarthritis lead to an earlier total knee replacement?
Yes: If you have stage 3 oa, you have lost much of the cartilage on that side of the knee. If the rest of the knee is normal, there are options such as osteotomy or partial knee replacement that can work well if medical treatments or injections do not keep you comfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling of r ankle. Total knee replacement may 2012. Infection december 2012. Opened knee again. Now ankle swelling. Cause?
Sometimes: Patellofemoral syndrome is often successfully treated with aggressive, committed physical therapy aimed at strengthening the inside portion of your quadricep muscle. Damage of the smooth articular cartilage on the undersurface of the knee cap is called chondromalacia patella. If this damage is severe enough, then either a partial or total knee replacement may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Knee pain. Knocked , hyperextended n arthritic knees. 56. Too young for knee replacement. Other treatment options?
Could knees popping out of joint, post bilateral partial knee replacements for grade 4 patella chondromalacia in feb, cause a torn meniscus?
Age 77. Atrial fibrillation on warfarin etc.
2 hip replacements. Walking badly with arthritic knee. ? Continue or knee replacement.
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
Incresed blood flow: After an injury or surgery, there is increased blood flow to the injured area. Due to small blood vessel damage, there is also some swelling in the area. This leads to increased warmth in the knee. This can last for several months as the soft tissues continue to heal around the knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patella dislocation meniscus extruded past tibia. Swelling- large effusion mrii. Knee gave out while walking. Need for surgery? Pops clicks
Depends: Your need for surgery will depend on the stability and/or damage under your knee cap. If this is your first patella dislocation vs the latest ofmor, that could change things as well. The effusion or fluid in the knee is just a symptom of the dislocation. Its really the patella that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
35 lady w/bilateral femoral hip impinge, rgt labral tear, osteoarthritis, 200 lbs 5'9'. PT, Ned's no help. Hip arthroscopic or total hip replacement?
Forceful bending: A total knee replacement that has not regained adequate knee flexion after surgery can by treated with a manipulation under anesthesia. This procedure involves the manual disruption of fibrous scar tissue that can sometimes develop within the knee joint. Dedicated range of motion exercises, with a physical therapist and done independently, are critical to the success of this procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advanced articular cartilage loss in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joints. Would partial (unicondylar) knee replacement work?
Maybe: This decision is best made by your own orthopedist who has direct access to your x rays. A second opinion never hurts. In someone so young, if you can get away with something short of a total joint replacement, it is always preferable to do so. ...Read more
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