Knee replacement arthritis

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Avatar n tn I had a patellectomy about 30 years ago. Now I have arthritis on the knee and bone on bone. My doctor says because of the loss of the patella I cannot have a knee replacement. The arthritis is on the lateral/inside. Is this true?
757973 tn?1234458769 In your case, that would be the arthritis. I hope you misunderstood your orthopedist when he recommended a knee replacement. It is not appropriate therapy to treat a Baker's cyst; knee replacement would certainly help your arthritic knee, however. Most Baker's cysts disappear on their own, but, depending on the cause and severity, it can take months or perhaps even years for that to happen.
Avatar f tn a dr that I have never seen before told me that at my age, (74) that I was to old to have my knee scoped for arthritis. My knee has been hurting for 3 days, enough to get a cortisone shot. But I do not want a knee replacement...I mean really to old?
Avatar f tn My first knee replacement was in 2002. Second one was in 2003 (on the other knee). For a number of years now I have had pain in my "knees". Even the tissue surrounding them. I've noticed that I can hear the prosthesis move when I move my leg. I swing my legs and they make a funny noise. Today I went to an orthopaedic surgeon about another (unrelated) problem and asked him about the pain in my knees.
Avatar f tn i am 53 years old. i had surgery for torn meniscus in left knee on 10/13/2007, and i have been in pain since. i am currently receiving my 3rd round of synvisc. i have had 3 or 4 cortisone injections, they seemed to be helping but the times in between have gotten shorter. my dr. keeps telling me i'm too young for knee replacement. he tells me it's arthritis, i can't believe it. i am not overweight (147 lbs.), however, before the surgery i weighed 128 lbs.
255738 tn?1230233362 The dr said he is a good candidate for partial knee replacement. I was wondering if any of you nice folks have undergone partial knee replacement and how it has worked out for you?? Would love to hear from you on this. Thanks.
Avatar f tn Thank you for the info, Abhijeet. I suspected as much and will probably go forward with replacement eventually.
Avatar f tn You may be able to get relief with a partial knee replacement, if one side of your knee is significantly worse than the other. Good luck!
16888441 tn?1452155657 s usually a good practice to consult with at least 2-3 top doctors before undergoing a knee replacement surgery. Knee replacement can be an excellent option in many cases, but there are also some contra-indications where a knee replacement should not be the first choice. For instance, if a person is young and below 50 years of age, knee replacement can be delayed because the life of implants typically lasts between 15-20 years. Is the person too over-weight?
Avatar f tn My main question is about knee replacement since I have been disgnosed with RA.My biggest concern is in your opinion is knee replacement necesssary?
Avatar f tn Thank you for the information on the knee replacement. I had a shoulder replacement a little over a year ago and I believe I'm in for a revision/second surgery on it very soon. Recently I've been having intense, severe pain and loss of mobility in the shoulder that, in some respects, is worse than before the surgery.
98474 tn?1240105274 loosening of the stem of my hip replacement on the same side as my knee pain. I am wondering if this could cause the knee to degenerate faster? What happens if they remove the menicus in an older person like me? I have read somthing about arthritis being worse after that surgery. Why is it your feeling that repairing it would not work very well?
Avatar n tn I had an arthroscopic surgery in 2008 on my knee and the cleaned arthritis out of it.The doctor told me it would get worse and i took it lightly.I just found out i have osteoarthritis in both knee but my right knee is worse.I can barely walk and i work 12 hour shifts.Am i looking at surgery again because the cartilages are wearing away my rheumatologist told me.
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Avatar f tn I was told by one position that I could not have a knee replacement unless they did a Fulkerson because my knee was not tracking properly. I now assume he was referring to a partial knee replacement. As I've been referred to a position for total knee replacement because the Fulkerson did not completely resolve my pain and improve my mobility.
Avatar m tn I had partial knee replacement 2.5 months ago. While the pain from the arthritis is mainly gone I am experiencing much tightness and numbness in the knee. Combined with limited strength in my quadricep I have a much difficulty climbing any steps. I am working with a physical therapists but still am frustrated about the limited success. Any thoughts about this. The surgeon looked at the knee through xrays and felt things are going fine.
Avatar f tn t run, dance, our even walk without it giving out my dr wants me to get a knee replacement.
Avatar n tn I had knee surgery in May 09 which was 5 months ago and just was able to start walking alone but still limping alot..The surgery was to remove a cyst from the back of left knee and also the dr. drilled into the bone and tried to make a new patch of tissues form between the bones cause the cartiage is no longer there..The cyst was removed but the other did not work..My knee and leg stay swollen still and aches all the time..
Avatar m tn just coming on here to see if anyone else has or is still in pain 8+ months after total hip replacement? Back in June of 2012 I had the surgery done. The arthritis had set in to my left hip, but the pain was spread to my left knee?? doc said the hip replacement would more than likely take care of the knee pain. At first (in the second week after) the pain wasn't so bad in the knee, but the pain came back shortly after that and isn't getting better.
Avatar n tn Hello! Welcome to the Arthritis Forum! I don't really have an answer for you, but someone will jump in to answer this for you! There are many people here with many varieties of arthritis, and many different stories to share, it just sometimes takes a few days, with the holidays and that all just now settling down. I would imagine it would depend a lot on the type of arthritis you have/had as to weather is could still be affecting the area.
Avatar f tn In order to offset that without surgery, you would have to go through a lot of physical therapy to strengthen the quads and other muscles around the knee. Your risk for arthritis is greater without the surgery...especially if you don't, at the very least, have the meniscus taken care of. If left alone, a meniscal tear can/will worsen and rub in the joint like sandpaper, causing arthritis. You definitely want to maintain your range of motion!!!!