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How long should one put off a knee replacement if you have grade 4 arthritis?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Pain level

The decision for knee replacement should be made based on your level of pain and possible deformity to the knee secondary to arthritis.
I am a physician that believes a knee replacement should not be limited by age. If a 50 year old needs a knee replacement then it should be done. I would build up the muscles around the knee which will help during the rehab process. Be in the best shape possible.

In brief: Pain level

The decision for knee replacement should be made based on your level of pain and possible deformity to the knee secondary to arthritis.
I am a physician that believes a knee replacement should not be limited by age. If a 50 year old needs a knee replacement then it should be done. I would build up the muscles around the knee which will help during the rehab process. Be in the best shape possible.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: As long as you can

Tolerate the pain without hurting something else.

In brief: As long as you can

Tolerate the pain without hurting something else.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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