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