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Which would be better for a 70 year old: knee joint replacement or physical therapy?

Depends. If the knee is severly arthritic and deformed with constant pain no question the knee replacement is by far a better option.Pt does not correct the arthritis , it help to srengh the muscles around the knee, improve the rom and muscles contractures.One is not subtitute for the other, they complement each other. Read more...
Depends. If the 70 year-old is healthy and mobile then knee replacement. If 70 yo is debilitated then pt. Read more...

How long will I need physical therapy after a knee joint replacement?

6 weeks. Some patients require up to 3 months of therapy, but most are able to transition to a home exercise program six weeks after surgery. Read more...
Up to 3 months. Everybody recovers differently after a total knee replacement. The amount of physical therapy is therefore, variable. A usual pt course is anywhere from 4-12 weeks. The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the more successful the end result of the surgery will be. Read more...

Will medicare cover a knee joint replacement surgury?

Yes. If deemed medically necessary, yes. Joint replacement surgewry is almost always considered elective. Read more...
Yes. If medcally necessary and documentation is adequate, medicare will cover this. There may be co-payments and other costs associated from or, hospital, pt, radiology, etc. Knee replacement surgeons are having to now spend more time with insurance companies documenting and justifying surgeries. 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 effective is knee joint replacement surgory?

Very effective. Very effective for pain relief. Total knee replacements are performed for arthritis in all three compartments of the knee. Functionality is limited, especially range of motion and ability to return to sports. They last about 20 to 25 years. Partial or unicondylar knee replacements are indicated for arthritis isolated to one compartment. They provide good pain relief and good joint function. They last 10-20 years depending on implant with the oxford knee having the longest track record. Read more...
Excellent. Tka can last up to 30 years or longer. Lifespan of the joint is related to weight, bone quality, soft tissue quality, infection, fracture, dislocation, or 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...

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...

Titanium knee joint replacement possible?

Yes. Most knee replacements are made of cobalt alloys because they are harder. The titanium is generally too soft to work as a knee surface. There is, however, one total knee replacement made of titanium where they have hardened the end of the titanium (making it a ceramic compound). Read more...
Yes. Titanium is commonly used in orthopaedic implants. In knee replacement, titanium can be used for the tibial prosthesis (part on top of your shin bone). Because titanium is a soft metal, it is not generally used for the femoral prosthesis (on the end of your thigh bone) however. The femoral proshtesis is usually made of an alloy of chrome and cobalt, or an oxidized zirconium (known as oxinium). Read more...

Is? Knee joint replacement? Covered? By work comp?

Depends. There is no absolute answer. Worker's compensation will cover a knee replacement if the knee was injured on the job or caused by the job. Workers compensation experts will determine if the knee injury was a chronic problem or if it was caused by the occupation or workplace. Read more...