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My mom weight is 86 kgs. Her knee xray shows no gaps between two bones in both knees doctors suggested for knee replacement. At 48 yrs age is it good.

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Dr. James Burns
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In brief: Degree of pain

The only real reason to replace the knee joint is intractable pain uncontrolled with safe, non habituating medication, joint injection and other conservative measures.
If the pain is daily, impacting her life adversely, and uncontrollable then joint replacement is indicated x-rays notwithstanding.

In brief: Degree of pain

The only real reason to replace the knee joint is intractable pain uncontrolled with safe, non habituating medication, joint injection and other conservative measures.
If the pain is daily, impacting her life adversely, and uncontrollable then joint replacement is indicated x-rays notwithstanding.
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