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Can you describe the pathophysiology of a total knee replacement, please?

Can you describe the pathophysiology of a total knee replacement, please?

TKA: I'm not sure exactly what you mean. But a tka is a resurfacing procedure that removes irregular surfaces and corrects angular and rotatory deformities by using a modular, specifically measured and fit tibial, femoral, and patellar components. This helps regain normal knee biomechanics of flexion, extension, rotation, and roll. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Total Knee Replacement (Definition)

Total knee replacement: a surgical procedure in which damaged parts of the knee joint are replaced with artificial parts. They cap the end of the thigh bone , under surface of the knee cap and the top surface ...Read more


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What to expect after total knee replacement?

What to expect after total knee replacement?

Post TKA: Surgical pain. Lots of physical therapy. Improved alignment. Use of motion machine. Start with walker and progress to cane and stairs. Lessening of pain. ...Read more

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Am i to young for a total knee replacement at 42?

Knee Replacement: 42 is young but not unheard of. If all other measures have been tried and your knee pain is effecting your quality of life and function to a degree that is not tolerable then knee replacement may be you last best option. ...Read more

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What is the procedure like for a total knee replacement?

What is the procedure like for a total knee replacement?

Knee replacement: Although we call it a "total" knee replacement, this surgery is actually a "resurfacing" of the end of the femur, the top of the tibia and the undersurface of the patella (knee cap) with metal and plastic components. Although the acl and PCL ligaments are "replaced" in a total knee with a plastic post, the muscles (quads & collateral ligaments (mcl and lcl) are preserved intact with this procedure. ...Read more

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Tell me about total knee replacement surgery?

Great deal: Your question is somewhat vague. Personally, I do minimally invasive surgery using custom, uncemented tka implants which is very important for the younger patients. This includes over 250 knee replacements per year. At your age, make sure you see a surgeon with a great deal of experience. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can gazelle be used after total knee replacement?

Can gazelle be used after total knee replacement?

Yes: I'm assuming you are referring to the low impact exercise machine. A gazelle would be very good exercise, as would most other low impact machines such as an elliptical, stationary bike, etc. Generally anything that isn't high impact is a safe option for exercise and sports participation after knee replacement. You should avoid high impact activities such as running, jumping, etc. ...Read more

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Why can you not jump after total knee replacement?

Why can you not jump after total knee replacement?

Not Advisable: Every stress put across a total knee replacement subtracts from the longevity of the replacement. Smart exercise as discussed with your orthopedist and your physical therapist is advised. ...Read more

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When will medicare pay for total knee replacement?

When will medicare pay  for total knee replacement?

When indicated: Medicare will pay for a total knee when it is medically indicated, which would typically mean when the patient has severe arthritis that limits their function. You would have to be a medicare beneficiary, which typically means you would be over the age of 65, although there are a few exceptions to this. ...Read more

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What is the cost of total knee replacement surgery?

What is the cost of total knee replacement surgery?

Cost of total knee: It varies on the region. The surgeon gets about $1100 or so, the implants cost $4000-8000 or so, the hospital and physical therapy get the most payments. The total costs may approach $35, 000-38, 000. Other costs for radiology, pharmacy, rehab, home care, etc. ...Read more

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What is the reason to go for total knee replacement?

What is the reason to go for total knee replacement?

Improved Lifestyle: When knee pain created by arthritis becomes constant, interfering with daily activities and the ability to sleep, then it is time to consider replacement. If medically stable and suitable for postop rehab, then it could be time for replacement. ...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