Are there total knee replacement options, besides traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?

Yes. Alternatives to total knee replacement include partial knee repalcement and osteotomy. Partial knee replacement is done if the arthritis is confined to only one part of the knee. Osteotomy is done if there is an angular deformity contributing to overloading of one side of the joint.
Yes. If the arthritis is limited to the patello-femoral joint, in selected cases a patello-femoral replacement can be considered.
Yes. There are non operative treatments such as medications and injections. There are also other operative treatments such as realignment of the knee and partial knee replacement.
Biologic Knee Joint. It is possible to replace the meniscus cartilage and perform a stem cell paste graft for many patients who have been told they need a knee replacement. This is called a biologic knee replacement.
Yes. If the arthritis is bone on bone, yet limited to the medial or lateral compartment of the knee only, either an osteotomy, or a partial knee replacment may be indicated.

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Are there any other total knee replacement options, other than traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?

Yes there was. In an analysis of thirty-seven arthroplasties of the knee, there were eleven good results (30 per cent.), eight fair results (22 per cent.), and eighteen failures (48 per cent.).Journal bone and joint surgery. We used it very rarely. Read more...
Yes. Total knee replacement (tka) surgery is indicated for severe arthritis of the knee that has failed to respond to conservative care. Non-operative options exist such as physical therapy, bracing, injections of cortisone or "visco-supplementation" with medications such as synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or supartz. Robotic assisted partial knee replacement would be considered an alternative to traditional tka surgery. Read more...
Several choices. Depending on the wear status of the knee, unicompartmental replacement may be an option. Osteotomy (realignment) of the leg may also be an option. As for total knee replacements, there are custom cutting guides, custom implants, and computer navigation options, but none have been shown to be superior to traditional tka performed by an experienced surgeon. Read more...

Have scientists found total knee replacement options, other than traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?

Possibly. In a 34 year no orthopedist would want to do a knee replacement. Taking age out of the equation, if the joint is end-stage, options are osteotomy and partial knee replacement. Read more...
Yes. There are new advances in all joint replacement surgery. This includes minimally invasive surgery, computer assisted surgery, custom knee cutting blocks, and implants that have much greater longevity. The future is now, and it looks bright! Read more...
Yes. Depending on the nature of the condition, there are several options. Cartilage repair surgery continues to develop for early knee damage. For more significant involvement of 1 side or compartment of the knee, a partial knee replacement may relieve pain and restore function. If the knee has severe damage, a total knee replacement is indicated. 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...

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...

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...

Having a custom knee for total knee joint replacement because of bone cement and nickel allergies. Customary to pay hospital in advance for prosthe?

Let me advise you. Do you have insurance? If you do the insurance cover it . If you do not this prosthesis is done only for and can not use it for any body else. Good luck. Read more...
No. Implant costs are generally included in the procedure costs for the hospital. It would be unusual in the us for the patient to pay for the implant in advance. Custom implants are quite expensive and you are quite young. Other options might be available. Read more...
No. Custom total knees are not generally performed, but rather custom cutting jigs are occasionally used to reduce the number of steps in the or. If you have a severe nickel allergy, most larger companies make a femoral component out of titanium (which is essentially nickel-free), rather than the traditional cobalt chrome alloys. The cost is about the same and would be covered by your insurance. Read more...