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I'm 53 yr old having diabetes, thyroid, BP and knee pain. Should undergo tkr or not?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: TKA

Pain not responding to conservative treatment, along with deformity, is the prime reason to have tka.
Tune up the dm, htn, & thyroid disease with pcp prior.

In brief: TKA

Pain not responding to conservative treatment, along with deformity, is the prime reason to have tka.
Tune up the dm, htn, & thyroid disease with pcp prior.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Preoperative risks

Are present but don't necessarily preclude tkr. Talk with your physician to make sure you don't need a preop stress test.

In brief: Preoperative risks

Are present but don't necessarily preclude tkr. Talk with your physician to make sure you don't need a preop stress test.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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