Arthritis and Knee Replacement Surgery

Arthritis and Knee Replacement Surgery


>TALKING ABOUT SOME CONSERVATIVE TREATMENTS FOR ARTHRITIS IN THE KNEES. DOCTOR, WHAT HAPPENS IF OBVIOUSLY SOMETIMES IT IS NOT ENOUGH. WHAT HAPPENS IF THAT DOES NOT WORK? I HAVE SEEN IT IN MY FAMILY WHERE THEY HAS READ, I WILL NEVER HAVE SURGERY — WHERE THEY HAVE SAID, I WILL NEVER HAVE SURGERY AND THEN THEY ARE LIKE, BRING IT ON.>IT IS ABOUT QUALITY OF LIFE. IF YOU CANNOT MAINTAIN QUALITY OF LIFE WITH MINIMAL TREATMENT THEN IT IS TIME FOR KNEE SURGERY. PATIENTS GET TO THE POINT WHERE THEY WILL TELL YOU, I AM READY. THE QUALITY OF LIFE, IT IS UNBEARABLE AND THEY CANNOT DEAL WITH IT.>IS THE SURGERY A GOOD OPTION FOR BOTH TYPES OF ARTHRITIS OR JUST FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS?>KNEE REPLACEMENT IS APPLICABLE TO ANY KIND OF ARTHRITIS THAT DESTROYS THE JOINT, WHETHER IT IS INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS, OSTEOARTHRITIS, OR POSTTRAUMATIC ARTHRITIS. IT IS JUST REPLACING OR BEEN DESTROYED.>ARE YOU EVER ARE YOU ARE YOU EVER TOO OLD TO GET A KNEE REPLACEMENT?>YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE PHYSIOLOGICAL AGE OF THE PATIENT BECAUSE YOU CAN HAVE AN 80-YEAR-OLD PATIENT THAT IS PERFECTLY HEALTHY AND A 65-YEAR-OLD PATIENT THAT IS PHYSIOLOGICALLY 90. AGE IS ONE VARIABLE. WE DO KNOW THAT THE RECOVERY OF A KNEE REPLACEMENT ON PATIENTS ABOVE 80 YEARS OLD IS A LITTLE BIT LONGER THAN YOUNGER PATIENTS THAT ARE STRONGER.>IS THERE SOMEONE THAT MAYBE COULD NOT BE A CANDIDATE FOR KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY?>ABSOLUTELY. SOMETIMES THE PATIENT’S HEALTH SUCH AS THE HEART, KIDNEY, ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH, AND THE RISKS ARE HIGHER THAN THE BENEFITS.

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