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Suffer pain in the knee. diagnosed with arthritis. Knee replacement suggested. Proper treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:My mother has Arthritis
User:she is aged about 52
User:I wanted to know if this age is enough for a knee replacement surgery
Doctor:Yes I have people go for knee replacement at an early age.
Doctor:I have seen people do good on it.
Doctor:Though it is recommended to avoid it as long as you can.
User:ok... She has pain in both the knees. left is more severe
User:she can't even walk for 10 minutes
User:we felt it is good if she get the surgery done
Doctor:Yes, it is always better to weigh risks against benefit of surgery.
User:So will she be alright after the surgery
Doctor:Hopefully she will be.
Doctor:It depends on many factors
Doctor:The factors can be doctor-related and patient related.
Doctor:You should also include another factor is your decision.
User:ok. We tried allopathy, and ayurvedic medinces, but the relief is only temporary
Doctor:The knee replacement usually lasts for around 8-10 years
User:What happens after 8-10 years?
Doctor:Then the patient may need to get a repeat surgery
User:ok ok
Doctor:The artificial knee may wear off.
User:oh ok... can this 8-10 years period be increased?
Doctor:Yes it varies in different patients.
User:Does it depend on the expertise of the doctor and the seriousness of Arhtritis?
Doctor:It depends more on the mobility of the patient and much she is adapting to the new knee.
User:Can you suggest a few names of the the specialists in this area?
Doctor:Pain-killers can be good alternative for some patients.
User:We tried all the pain killers, but they have a lot of side effects
Doctor:Some people live a normal life on daily pain-killers.
User:She is getting other problems because of using them
Doctor:What side-effects is she experiencing?
User:Mainly gastric problem
Doctor:There is a medicine available that can take care of pain-killer induced acidity.
Doctor:Did she try that medicine?
User:yes she tried that. but still not useful
Doctor:Our customer care team can help you with the specialist names.
User:ok thank you
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:No other questions.. Thanks for clarifying my doubts
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