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Will A Knee Replacement Get Rid Of Arthritis Pain
Balance risk: Knee replacement is a tough procedure and requires significant physical therapy after surgery. There is a small percentage of unsatisfied patients but if the pt is desperate or have to take strong painkillers around the clock and has no significant risks for the surgery is better to run the risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do they use laser in the u.S. To get rid of arthro fibrosis of the knee i had a total knee replacement 22 months ago and still have pain and limited mobility and was told by a p.T. That in australia they use lasers to get rid of scar tissue.
Probably: Current evidence is that arthroscopic treatment for post knee replacement stiffness is at best an unpredictable treatment. Once other causes such as infection, loosening and instability have been ruled out the patient may have to decide if the stiffness and pain are bad enough to have the surgery redone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. I had a Knee replacement in Nov13/15, How can I get rid of this skin discoloration near the scar? They told me it was normal. Blood and liquid.
Skin discoloration: It is normal for you to get bruising around the knee following joint replacement. If you are concerned about the scar itself thats a different issue. Bruising will generally take 2-4 weeks to resolve as the body has to absorb the blood cells - drinking plenty water helps. The scar may be inflammed as the sutures placed underneath are absorbed. But any drainage or fever needs to be seen ...Read more
Do they use lasers in u.S. To get rid of scar tissue I have artho fibrosis of the knee after a total knee replacement
Maybe: Arthrofibrosis is a condition that can occur after tka (and other procedures) and results in scarring inside the knee that can cause stiffness and pain. It can be difficult to treat and the cause is not always known. Manipulation, arthroscopic release of adhesions(with a shaver, radiofrequency wand, or laser), and possible revision may be necessary to treat the condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mom is going to get knee replacement surgery but is horrified about deep vein thrombosis. Will the doctor put her on blood thinners to prevent this?
Ask the Surgeon.: A great question. There are several variations as to the type of blood thinners to use and the times to use them. Most surgeons have their own reasons for choosing the appropriate one. The specifics can include the type of surgery and the medical condition of the patient. Ask the surgeon this question and I'm sure he/she will be glad to explain their reasoning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pain in one knee. The pain eases when i walk or use it. I think it might just be arthritis. I'm worried about knee replacement?
Terrible insomnia,due to pain take already,dilaudid,zoplicone 7.5,vimova, what do I do? Awaiting knee replacement,rheumatoid arthritis,reasons for pai
Pain level: The decision for knee replacement should be made based on your level of pain and possible deformity to the knee secondary to arthritis. I am a physician that believes a knee replacement should not be limited by age. If a 50 year old needs a knee replacement then it should be done. I would build up the muscles around the knee which will help during the rehab process. Be in the best shape possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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