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I am 81 years old. Am i too old for knee replacement ?

I have severe pain in my knees and will go for a complete knee replacement on May 14. I have had that for three years. I did not eat any chicken for two weeks and suddenly the pain receded. I am so happy but I cannot explain this. Still have pain going up and down the stairs though. I live in Phuket, Thailand and am 81 years old but otherwise in good condition. I swim and walk 4 km every day. Never smoked and drink very little. Thank you so much! Tony
Asked On : Mon, 21 Mar 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
need to see him in person clinically & his investigations like MRI , X rays etc...
looking to symptoms you might have wear & tear in plastic part in not neglect it... be on safer side... get investigations done...
Answered: Fri, 25 Mar 2011
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OBGYN Dr. Rakhi Tayal's  Response
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The pain you have during going up and down the stairs is due to lack of lubricant in your knee joints due to aging. The pain which disappeared on stopping meat means it could have been due to gouty arthritis rather than osteoarthritis.
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Answered: Mon, 21 Mar 2011
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