Which is the optimum season to go for total knee replacement?

Patient preference. There really is no particular :"best" season for having a total joint replacement. In the snow belt, sometimes the snow season for driving back and forth to therapy may be a concern. Other than that, family and work schedules are usually the driving force in deciding on the optimal time of the year to have surgery.
Depends on patient. Work schedules, vacation times, family commitments, etc all factor into the decision of when to have surgery. It depends on the patient and what works best for them.

Related Questions

What is the reason to go for total knee replacement?

Pain/disability. When to have a knee replacement has to be an individualized decision. Moderate to severe pain and/or loss of the ability to function to one's satisfaction are reasons to have a knee replacement. Failure to get relief with nonsurgical measures is also a reason. Severity of arthritis on an x-ray should not be the primary factor, as many with severe x-ray changes have little pain and good function. Read more...
Improved Lifestyle. When knee pain created by arthritis becomes constant, interfering with daily activities and the ability to sleep, then it is time to consider replacement. If medically stable and suitable for postop rehab, then it could be time for replacement. Read more...

Am I to young for a total knee replacement at 42?

Knee Replacement. 42 is young but not unheard of. If all other measures have been tried and your knee pain is effecting your quality of life and function to a degree that is not tolerable then knee replacement may be you last best option. Read more...
Doable, but wait. 42 is definitely young, so i would recommend trying every nonoperative option and then consider joint sparing procedures first. Read more...
Ok, But! Younger patients that are properly indicated that have tried all other options can have great outcomes. You need to have a surgeon do a great installation! This means proper implant alignment, ligament balancing, soft tissue management, fixation and you need to do your part in rehab, so that you have the best possible outcome. I like using Mako Robotic Total Knee on my young patients for this. Read more...

What is the procedure like for a total knee replacement?

TKA. Resurfacing the femur, tibia, and patella through an incision. Quite reproducible, usually with great results, initial pain, and requires lots of pt/exercises. Read more...
Knee replacement. Although we call it a "total" knee replacement, this surgery is actually a "resurfacing" of the end of the femur, the top of the tibia and the undersurface of the patella (knee cap) with metal and plastic components. Although the acl and PCL ligaments are "replaced" in a total knee with a plastic post, the muscles (quads & collateral ligaments (mcl and lcl) are preserved intact with this procedure. Read more...

When will medicare pay for total knee replacement?

When indicated. Medicare will pay for a total knee when it is medically indicated, which would typically mean when the patient has severe arthritis that limits their function. You would have to be a medicare beneficiary, which typically means you would be over the age of 65, although there are a few exceptions to this. Read more...
Medicare total knee. Medicare has specific rules and requirements before they will pay for a total knee replacement for members. Patients need to have arthritis that is painful. They must have had 90 days of documented conservative treatment that has failed to relieve the patients pain. This includes nsaids, pt, cortisone, and hylauronic acid injections & arthroscopy. Xray must show advanced arthritis of the knee. Read more...