Osteoarthritis knee replacement

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529224 tn?1400651819 Pain killers and/or exercises are of no real help. Some suggest Knee Replacement. Some suggest Glucossamine HCL. Some suggest Synvics Injection. Which one would be wiser to go for? Regards, -Sarit.
Avatar f tn For osteoarthritis and chronic ligament injuries you would need knee replacement surgery. For Rheumatoid arthritis which is due to an autoimmune disorder you have to follow up for treatment with different kinds of medications with your rheumatologist. Discuss with an orhtopedician for a 2nd opinion. Take care!
Avatar f tn I had been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in the left knee and beginning in the right knee four years ago. I was told that I was bone on bone in the left knee. Since I was only 50 years old the doctor said that I was too young for surgery. Four years later, 1 less thyroid, additional weight, I have been told I am too fat and I need to get my BMI down before they would consider.
Avatar m tn Till now i have not heard of this disease than suddenly my friend is diagnosed with this problem. Can anyone tell me what exactly it means. This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Orthopedics--Sports-Medicine/burning-pain-after-knee-surgery/show/785623">burning pain after knee surgery</a>.
Avatar f tn It has been recommended to have Arthroscopic surgery or total knee replacement by my doctor but I am only 56 and they don't really want to do it unless absolute necessary. They want me to wait as long as possible! They aren't having the pain that I am having or seem to understand how this has effected my daily life. Anyone have any suggestions? I would really appreciate them! Thanks!
1175033 tn?1492204828 ) to ease muscle spasms, and more. I had my first hip replacement at 37, my second at 40. Relatively young, but I'm very, very glad I did it. I know people young than I who've had it done, and they agree it's the best thing they ever did. I had terrible low back pain and sciatic nerve pain until the hips were replaced, now it's pretty much gone. :) Hang in there!
Avatar n tn My mother 67 years, obese, with hypothyroidism, and on antihypertensive is having osteoarthritis both knee more on left and now assosciated with limping, is advised to undergo knee replacement surgery.which hospital is preferable in kerala? and what is the prognosis. She is having severe pain now. Could it be controlled by surgery? Please advise whether surgery is beneficial at her age?
Avatar n tn I just feel my body has to many problems based on the weight... to have a knee replacement help at this point....
Avatar n tn Hello! Total knee replacement is based on joint and ligament problems as in osteoarthritis and when your articular cartilage is completely lost and problems with the functioning of knee joint. You need to discuss if there is a requirement for you and if your articular cartilage is undergoing loss and also if you have enough strength in your quadriceps and femur to go for intense physiotherapy which is required after TKR. Consult an expert for a proper examination and requirement. Take care!
Avatar n tn Total knee replacement is indicated normally for osteoarthritis with loss of cushioning and cartilage in your knee joint. If your body bony structure is always similar then it is of no concern. If your orthopedician has indicated total knee replacement for rheumatoid arthritis due to loss of cartilage you can go ahead.
Avatar m tn My mother had Knee Replacement Surgery in one knee a little over two years ago, due to osteoarthritis. However, she does still have considerable amount of pain. She "bandages" her knees up every morning. She did all of the required exercises after the surgery (perhaps too much). Her range of motion is OK, but less than it was before surgery. She was able to sit cross-legged before the surgery for a little while, but cannot now.
Avatar f tn I have had bilateral hip replacements, knee replacement, shoulder replacement and stenosis for which I have had back surgery for L4-5, S1, laminectomy and spinal fusion. The stenosis is back in my spine. I have been taken off anything with acetaminophen b/c of the kidney damage. I am in terrible pain and need something that I can take that will not cause more kidney damage.
Avatar n tn I've done some research on arthroscopic meniscus surgery and on partial knee replacement, which I'd prefer to a total knee replacement. But the criteria I've seen for partial k.r. seem to exclude people who are overweight (and I'm about 40 lbs. overweight) or who are over 60. I could try to lose weight, but I can't manage to get any younger :-). Would doing something about my torn meniscus now be likely to decrease my pain, or is the only viable option having knee replacement (full or partial)?
Avatar n tn My mom 65 wt 65 is suffering from Osteoartheritis and as a result severe pain in the joints spl hands {Has already gone for total knee replacement surgery}. Had tkn previosly Tramadol-Paracetamol combination. But now is taking only Diclofenac 50mg tablet {w/o much relief}. She is also tking weekly OsteoFos tablet and is also having Hyperthyroid.Kindly advise fr Pain relievers. She rh factor +ive.
Avatar m tn I have it on my bad knee. I saw the xray of my knee and could see the cartilage had worn away in part of the knee joint and I could see a little spikey bone sticking down. There is no cure for osteoarthritis, only a replacement of the knee joint if the condition is severe.
Avatar f tn HELLO DOCTOR, IAM 65 YRS OLD IAM SUFFERING FROM PAIN MY LATEST X-RAY REPOR IS- left knee ap/lat mild lipping is shown in lt patella.joint space is insreased.osteoarthritis with synovititis &x ray L-S SPINE AP/LAT osteophytic lipping is shown in all the lumber vertebra.disc space are dimini shed in between L4/L5&S1 VERTEBRA.MILD SUBLUXATION OF THE interface al joint of L4 over L5 vertebra.lumber spondylosis with subluxation of interfacetal joint of L4 over L5 vertebra.PLEASE ADVICE.
1378884 tn?1315509445 I am also a hashimotos survivor and am concerned that it may be having an impact on my knees which have done things over the years that no one of my size should have done. It's mostly confined to my left knee. I have broken both knee caps in the past, (car accident and Karate Class) had a meniscus tear repaired, which made left knee much worse. Hands and feet are fine.
1459410 tn?1285698605 I have taken ibuprofen for weeks at a time in the past for the osteoarthritis in my jaws. I try to take it sparingly for it now. But I get frequent heartburn and was recently put on cytotec generic, which is supposed to help with stomach lining. I have tried acupuncture, which I thought helped some, herbal heat pack, ice, valium, ibuprofen and wear a flat-planed splint for my jaw osteoarthritis.
1069378 tn?1255218732 , but my knee never healed and in fact the pain has spread to other parts of my knee and my knee swells very easily when I do anything (upright, sitting, sleeping). The MRI shows that my lateral meniscus is torn again and x-rays show I have osteoarthritis. One of the orthopedic surgeons I saw suggested trying Synvisc injections before resorting to surgery, especially since the surgery will involve removing the rest of my lateral meniscus which will in turn worsen the osteoarthritis.
Avatar m tn 23 year old male who is concerned about this problem. I have been having knee pain for 3 years. Sometimes it's good, other times I get pain. It's not debilitating, but it's a dull ache when resting or bending the knees (sitting with crossed legs) sometimes pain radiates into my shin They also sometimes make sounds. When straightening my knee, it makes a pop or a couple cracks. I also have a small bakers cyst on one leg. I've done an xray which was normal.
1176578 tn?1263756689 I am a 48 year old female who was diagnosed with osteoarthritis (left knee) nearly 10 years ago. After multiple tries on NSAIDS which made me ill, my orthopaedic surgeon settled on pain management (narcotic) which I have been taking for the past six years. While not an ideal situation, I follow my prescription to the letter, never taking more than prescribed. Over the past year I began to experience joint stiffness in the mornings.
Avatar f tn I have been taking Meloxicam and painkillers. Today I have been to see a specialist with the view to having knee replacement surgery. After looking at my recent x rays he has informed me that I have Avascular Necrosis in both knees. My left knee joint has collapsed and the right one is heading for collapse. Can you tell me if Avascular Necrosis is a form of Arthritis? If so what do you get first Osteoarthritis or Avascular Necrosis?I am 55 years old.
Avatar n tn My question is since I am in so much pain and used to be active what other procedures are there without total knee replacement? I just turned 40 and would love to be able to walk and be more active again without so much pain.
Avatar m tn Your left knee joint is severely injured, is losing its cartilage, and as an important cartilage -- the medial meniscus -- is torn, you will need knee surgery, perhaps a knee replacement.
Avatar f tn I have had synvisc injections and they help tremendously-was diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Will need a knee replacement in the future. At times, during the night when I am laying on my side with my knees slightly bent and together, I get a horrible burning pain where my knees are touching. It lasts for quite some time, then eventually goes away, but if I lay like that again it returns. Any ideas/suggestions? It happened last night and the burning was almost unbearable.
3060903 tn?1398568723 What are the symptoms of a flare-up? Osteoarthritis pain in knee, flare-up with person holding knee. Joint pain may characterize osteoarthritis flare-ups. An OA flare-up leads to a sudden increase in symptoms. These may include: joint pain swelling stiffness in the morning a reduced range of motion in the joint fatigue difficulty sleeping due to pain Triggers The exact cause of OA flare-ups is unknown. This makes them difficult to avoid completely.
Avatar f tn Before you consider tkr, go to the site for people who have knee replacement surgery.I wish I had found this site before I had my surgery. It has been almost three months and I am still in so much pain. I also had the synvisc injections, cortisone injections, arthroscopy twice and my dr said the only cure was the knee replacement, bone on bone etc. When I think about the pain I was in then and the pain I am in now I think the old pain wasnt so bad.
Avatar f tn The only solution if you have complete cartilage loss is to go for a total knee replacement surgery and you can discuss with an expert orthopedician. Take all necessary precautions, wear proper foot wear and you can go in the car and do not put much pressure on your knees. Take care!
Avatar f tn Try to understand that if she has osteoarthritis then the only cure is total knee replacement and all these avenues are for short term relief. Tell her to cut down her weight if she is overweight and start physical exercise in sitting and sleeping positions so that she will be ready for her future surgery which involves lots of physiotherapy. Take care!