Does reclast (zoledronic acid) interfere with knee replacement surgery?

I don't think so. Medicines like Reclast (zoledronic acid) are just about standard of care following repair of hip fractures (along with vitamin d and calcium). I am not aware studies in elective knee replacement though. Certainly check with your orthopedic surgeon.

Related Questions

2 weeks post knee replacement surgery...have pain that feels like a shin splint...knee doesn't hurt..

Varies. There are a variety of potential causes for shin pain in a postoperative knee replacement patient sho is otherwise doing well. Among them include an aggravation of the muscles on the anterior aspect of the tibia in the process of your rehab, it could represent an aggravation of your back and subsequent "sciatica", it could also represent a tibial stress fracture; let your surgeon know. Read more...

How long does it take for someone to perform knee-replacement surgery?

Variable. There is a wide variation in times needed to perform a knee replacement. Sometimes, complexity can also make a replacement take longer. In general, a knee replacement takes anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours to perform. Read more...
Knee replacement . The length of time depends on the size of the patient, the deformity of the knee, and the expertise of the surgeon. Time can range from 90-180 minutes. Read more...

A 57y/o friend is going for a knee replacement surgery. Any advice before going forward?

Many options. There are many online sites that can provide helpful information. Reliable sites include: www.Aaos.Org www.Aahks.Org your orthopaedic surgeon should be your primary source of information to answer any specific questions that you have. Read more...

After a complete knee replacement surgery my knee is bent at 15 degrees, what could be the cause?

Depends. On how long has been since the surgery? Initially its quite common, in the first 1-2 months, & as the pain decreases and motion is regained, it gets better. You need to actively work very hard to get the terminal extension, as it takes the longest to come back. See your surgeon and continue with pt and own exercises. Read more...

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...

What are the exercises after total knee replacement surgery?

Strength and motion. Patients lose 30-50% of muscle strength after tka and have to exercise to regain that strength. Leg raising, walking, and progressive exercises to improve the quadriceps function will help. Motion exercises include bending the knee to regain flexion and full extension (straightening). These should be done 3-4 times/day. Bending, biking, and pulling on the leg in flexion will help. Read more...

I am 47 & I weigh 330 lbs., can I still have knee replacement surgery.?

Yes. Weight is not a reason not to do a knee replacement, but the results from the surgery and the complication rate is considerably poorer than those of normal weight. Read more...
Check your BMI. A patient's body mass index or bmi needs to be measured prior to surgery. There is solid scientific evidence to suggest that the results are compromised and the complication rate after knee replacement surgery is higher if a patient's bmi is over 40, even worse if the bmi is over 50. Weight loss to bring your bmi down prior to surgery is recommended. Read more...