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When is a total knee replacement needed?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Total knee needed

The most concise answer is when arthritic knee pain is not relieved any longer by nsaids, therapy, cortisone injections, hylauronic acid injections, knee braces, ice, nutritional supplements or arthroscopy and x-rays show advanced arthritis and cartilage loss or spurs.
When function is impaired and activity declines from pain. Or, when start subtracting things you enjoy from your life due to pain.

In brief: Total knee needed

The most concise answer is when arthritic knee pain is not relieved any longer by nsaids, therapy, cortisone injections, hylauronic acid injections, knee braces, ice, nutritional supplements or arthroscopy and x-rays show advanced arthritis and cartilage loss or spurs.
When function is impaired and activity declines from pain. Or, when start subtracting things you enjoy from your life due to pain.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees

In brief: When all else fails

Total knee is done when the pain in the knee is present all the time including at night and when all compartments of the knee are involved.

In brief: When all else fails

Total knee is done when the pain in the knee is present all the time including at night and when all compartments of the knee are involved.
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Knee replacement

When you say the pain is not controlled with conservative treatments of rest, ice, nsaids, exercise, modalities/pt/laser, injections of cortissone, viscosupplementation.
Discuss with your knee surgeon.

In brief: Knee replacement

When you say the pain is not controlled with conservative treatments of rest, ice, nsaids, exercise, modalities/pt/laser, injections of cortissone, viscosupplementation.
Discuss with your knee surgeon.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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