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No cartilage in knees, bone on bone, and knee caps are misaligned. Do i need total knee replacement surgery?

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Dr. Marc Schneider
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Total knee surgery

Possibly, however the decision to perform a total knee replacement doesn't just depend on xray findings of "bone on bone" arthritis.
Many non-surgical options are available to improve symptoms of knee arthritis in an effort to delay surgery such as: medications, injections, braces, activity modification, and physical therapy.

In brief: Total knee surgery

Possibly, however the decision to perform a total knee replacement doesn't just depend on xray findings of "bone on bone" arthritis.
Many non-surgical options are available to improve symptoms of knee arthritis in an effort to delay surgery such as: medications, injections, braces, activity modification, and physical therapy.
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Dr. Howard Epps
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Your x-rays suggest you have severe arthritis.
A total knee replacement, which would correct this problem, is one of the most successful operations orthoapedic surgeons perform. Whether or not you need surgery depends on the severity of your symptoms and your consideration of the risks and benefits of the procedure. Visit with a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon to learn more.

In brief: Possibly

Your x-rays suggest you have severe arthritis.
A total knee replacement, which would correct this problem, is one of the most successful operations orthoapedic surgeons perform. Whether or not you need surgery depends on the severity of your symptoms and your consideration of the risks and benefits of the procedure. Visit with a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon to learn more.
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