I want to know about knee joint replacement surgory at 75 if athletic?

Expectations. Your expectations need to be appropriate. It's not a bionic knee. Nothing will be better than a healthy normal knee. Knee replacement will help remove pain and allow you to get back to many of the activities you no longer are able to do. Exhaust all conservative treatment before surgery. Please see an orthopedic surgeon for a complete evaluation.
Are you in pain? If you are having a dysfunctional knee joint that impairs activity and gives aggravating to seveer pain, the why not? Your being athletically inclined is all the more reason!

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How effective is knee joint replacement surgory?

Very effective. Very effective for pain relief. Total knee replacements are performed for arthritis in all three compartments of the knee. Functionality is limited, especially range of motion and ability to return to sports. They last about 20 to 25 years. Partial or unicondylar knee replacements are indicated for arthritis isolated to one compartment. They provide good pain relief and good joint function. They last 10-20 years depending on implant with the oxford knee having the longest track record. Read more...
Excellent. Tka can last up to 30 years or longer. Lifespan of the joint is related to weight, bone quality, soft tissue quality, infection, fracture, dislocation, or loosening. Read more...

Where can I get knee joint replacement surgery?

Knee orthopedisurgic. If you need knee surgery then i would see an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in the knee. Read more...
A specialist. I'd recommend seeking out a fellowship-trained specialist in your area. Read more...

How important is therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery?

Very. You can have the best orthopedic surgeon in the world but your outcome depends on your preop and postop physical therapy. Read more...
Very. Therapy is critical after replacement to restore your motion and rebuild strength. I would not perform surgery if i felt a patient would not perform or be unable to do therapy afterwards. Read more...
Very important. It is very important for patients to work on regaining range of motion and strength in the muscles around the knee after tka. Failure to do so will lead to stiffness, weakness, and chronic problems. Therapy can be self directed or with a physical therapist, but working on exercises to strengthen the leg, bend and straighten the knee are required. Pain control is also important. Read more...

After a knee joint replacement surgery when can I play soccer again?

Yes . Your joint after cleared from your doctor should be good to go! Read more...
NO. U should not place ur implants @ risk playing any contact sport, no running, cutting, jumping or cutting sports. Treat them with care, they have no healing ability and repeated stress from the above can lead 2 loosening. Read more...

Is physio therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery imporant?

Very important. Therapy is important after knee replacement in order to regain all of your range of motion and in order to work on strengthening the knee so that you can have a normal gait (walk normally without a limp.). Read more...
It's important. Hi, physical therapy after knee replacement is very important. Without it, there is a risk of developing adhesions from the scar tissue forming after surgery. This could limit the range of motion and even cause pain. Patients who do not participate in therapy, or do exercises on their own, run the risk of having poor range of motion following knee replacement. Read more...

How important is physio therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery?

Very Important. Physiotherapy is extremely important to regain mobility and strength of the knee, as well as to look at the entire kinetic chain from the ankle to the pelvis/low back for compensations that have occurred presurgery. We believe therapy should start the day following surgery to reduce swelling and scar tissue formation and to strengthen the core and muscles of the leg. Read more...
Extremely important. Physical therapy is crucial for full functional recovery after a total knee replacement. I believe that therapy should start as soon as possible, ideally the day after your surgery. Physical therapy should include soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, and strengthening exercises. Finding a skilled physical therapist is key to a complete recovery after receiving your new knee joint. Read more...

Will medicare cover a knee joint replacement surgury?

Yes. If deemed medically necessary, yes. Joint replacement surgewry is almost always considered elective. Read more...
Yes. If medcally necessary and documentation is adequate, medicare will cover this. There may be co-payments and other costs associated from or, hospital, pt, radiology, etc. Knee replacement surgeons are having to now spend more time with insurance companies documenting and justifying surgeries. Read more...

Titanium knee joint replacement possible?

Yes. Most knee replacements are made of cobalt alloys because they are harder. The titanium is generally too soft to work as a knee surface. There is, however, one total knee replacement made of titanium where they have hardened the end of the titanium (making it a ceramic compound). Read more...
Yes. Titanium is commonly used in orthopaedic implants. In knee replacement, titanium can be used for the tibial prosthesis (part on top of your shin bone). Because titanium is a soft metal, it is not generally used for the femoral prosthesis (on the end of your thigh bone) however. The femoral proshtesis is usually made of an alloy of chrome and cobalt, or an oxidized zirconium (known as oxinium). Read more...