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Can a pt be a candidate for TKR if they have chronic knee pain without severe arthritis? I've had 4 previous surgeries & still have debilitating pain.

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: No

Pain can be mechanical (worn or broken joint), inflammatory (something irritating or infecting the joint), neuropathic (nerve problem), or functional (normal joint but brain senses pain).
First, find out which type of pain. TKR is only done for completely worn out joint. So, no.

In brief: No

Pain can be mechanical (worn or broken joint), inflammatory (something irritating or infecting the joint), neuropathic (nerve problem), or functional (normal joint but brain senses pain).
First, find out which type of pain. TKR is only done for completely worn out joint. So, no.
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Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine

In brief: Not at age 17

Get a second opinion from a second ORTHO.

In brief: Not at age 17

Get a second opinion from a second ORTHO.
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