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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...

Does knee joint replacement qualify for workmans comp?

Sometimes. It really depends on whether there was a specific injury that caused the knee arthritis or flareup of underlying arthritis. In most cases, it isn't a great idea to claim a knee replacement needs to be done under the workers compensation carrier and place that kind of burden on your employer. That's is what medical insurance is for. 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...

What is the procedure to recover after knee joint replacement?

Varies. Varies from person to person and surgeon to surgeon, but in general patients are through most of there soreness over 10-14 days and doing well at 8-12 weeks. Sometimes sooner, sometimes longer. Read more...

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

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! Read more...
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. Read more...

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...