Knee surgery options

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Avatar f tn When I worked for an Orthopedic group of doctors in the late 90's synvisc was fairly new to them. It's a series of three injections given.
Avatar f tn Is someone willing to comment on their experience with the MAKI partial knee replacement surgery? I'm having knee pain a year following partial medial meniscus surgery a year ago & looking at all options. My knee soreness has never really gone away. I'm a 58 yr old runner who used to be very active and am very frustrated with my treatment so far. My Ortho is suggesting Synvisc injections, but I'm looking for a more durable outcome. Thanks!
Avatar m tn I went to four weeks of therapy and it has done nothing I am going to have to get surgery to remove the piece of knee cap. I was just wondering how long it takes to heal from this. How long will I be laid up? How many weeks of therapy am I going to have to go through after the surgery? Will I have to miss much school? Will I be able to run this fall??????
Avatar m tn However, if your quality of life is poor and all other options have been exhausted. Knee replacement can be extremely effective. Whether, total knee, partial knee, or patellafemoral replacement is best can only be determined ny examining you and reviewing your xrays.
Avatar f tn said that if I did improve by my next visit we would begin to discuss surgical options. What would these options include?
Avatar m tn Probably just a scope and this is the most minor knee surgery you can have. The recovery time in physical therapy is usually around 6-8 weeks. I've had a scope for a meniscus tear and I am also an Athletic Trainer so I deal with othropedic injuries all the time! No need to worry!
Avatar n tn My hubby had one, he had it drained a few times but it kept coming back. He ended up having knee surgery and it was discovered that it was the fluid in the knee leaking out into a pocket and it was gone once he had the surgery. I'm not saying you need surgery but it wouldn't hurt to get it checked out by an ortho just to make sure there's no injuries going on in there. Good luck to you.
6473455 tn?1381627629 Also ask your ortho specialist whether there are other options for you except knee replacement surgery. Then if your neuro-surgeon feels you can wait for a year or more and have MRI in between to monitor progress, then you can wait this time. Once you have undergone the aneurysm surgery with coiling or clipping, you will not be able to undergo MRI again as the prosthesis will alter the magnetic field.
Avatar m tn i am 26 years old college student and have had a total of 4 knee surgery, i was wondering if there is any type of knee replacment that might at least be an option for me i cannot live like this my knee cap is in two pieces....
Avatar n tn On the 1st of March 2016 I went for an MRI scan and when the scans where done the doctor said I have a torn ACL on my right knee that I must undergo surgery on the 6th of April. Then I recently found out that am 5weeks pregnancy. My worry is will the ACL reconstruction surgery be done or will it be postponed till I give birth, and won't it be damaged futher because of pregnancy weight my right knee has to carry. What are the dangers of the MRI can I did and the surgery?
Avatar f tn My left foot is so turned inward that it has caused my knee to turn in when I walk/run. I plan to discuss this with my Dr, what options will they give me ? Will they say knee replacement? Or surgery ? Or bionic leg ?
16888441 tn?1452155657 Knee surgeries are considered orthopedic procedures performed to address and repair pain in the knee caused by injuries, running, tendinitis or arthritis. After examination and diagnosis, treatment for various knee problems will depend upon the extent of the injury, condition or disease as well as medical history, age, and overall health. Cost of Procedures In the United States, a knee replacement surgical procedure can cost up to or over $30,000, as compared to the $12,000 charged in India.
Avatar f tn I had total knee replacement in April of 2007 and continue to have a nagging pain in the knee area as well as it stays slightly swollen all the time. The pain is a burning and stinging sensation and is made worse when I try to walk any length of time. Therefore, I don't get much exercise. The pain subsides with rest at night but when arisinig in the morning it's back and still swollen. Due to the swelling the knee doesn't bend as far as it should.
Avatar f tn I am on a anti inflammatory to reduce inflammation which has taken away a great deal of my pain but my only options are a shot in the knee for pain relief and surgery and physical therapy for my patellar which are also not in place. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated for a longer term fix.
Avatar n tn Confirm whatever the radiologist has told near a neurologist and go for conservative treatment near a neurologist. If it does not help then visit a neurosurgeon for the surgery. Remember the brain and spinal cord are in a place where a small lesion may cause gross symptoms. Take care and take some symptomatic relief in pain killers.
Avatar m tn Doc suggested me to go through the surgery to cut the tear. My knee pain is not so severe. I am able to walk with no issues but some uncomfort in the knee sometimes. My worry is Do I really need to go through surgery given my situation. Please please advice. I really appreciate your guidance here. Thank you.
Avatar f tn I had a knee replacement 5 months ago and I am allergic to nickel. Now this knee needs to be taken out and replaced! Is the Oxinium knee nickel free? I am very sick from this and need help quick! This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/227286'>On-going Pain after Knee replacement surgery</a>.
Avatar n tn While mild-moderate cases are best managed with conservative therapy; surgery is reserved for severe ones. Surgery is quite successful, while the long term effects are similar to a meniscal repair. It would be best to discuss the management plan in detail with her treating orthopedician after a definite diagnosis is made. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar m tn I recently had an MRI of my knee and lower back.. However I don't know what the diagnosis means. If any one can answer it would be greatly appreciated.. My knee diagnosis is"there is a deep fissuring in the central patellar cartilage that is full thickness.. There is underlying reactive change in the patella..." My back diagnosis is "at L5 S1 there is a mild diffuse disc buldge without central or forminal stenosis..
Avatar n tn yes, there sure is. Though the surgery is usually only done for severe cases. There are other options as well, other than surgery, that your doctor can explain.
Avatar m tn Last year I got septic arthritis in my left knee. Had 10 bouts of surgery on my knee to washout the knee. I still get alot of pain in my knee. I had had a recent MRI which no one can explain to me satisfactorely. Hope you can be of help. The MRI states: "Severe degeneration of the medial and lateral menisci noted with fraying of the articular surface and inner free edge of the menisci. No ligament injury is seen.
Avatar n tn my doctor told me that my cartilage under my knee is damaged serverly. I was in a car accident where my knee hit the dash board. (60MPH impact). Is there any surgery for this repair? He suggested physical therapy. Ive read that physical therapy in alot of cases doesnt work. I live in NY Long Island. Does anyone know any specialist.
5106112 tn?1363683091 Hello everyone, I have a TKR(total knee replacement) coming in the near future and would like to know what type of regimen you were put on pre/post op? I am still doing testing but would love to hear personal stories of what some of you have already experienced. (tkr or hip, I think its along the same line) Thanks, N.
Avatar m tn Have an MRI done on the knee and see an orthopedist to discuss your options. Does the bump on your knee hurt and is it soft or hard? If it is hard and if you are young it could be Osgood-Schlatters disease / Syndrome but there could other reasons as well. Have it looked into.