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Suffer from idiopathic peripheral neuropathy in the legs. Knee replacement suggested. Is surgery the best option?

My wife has had idiopathic peripheral neuropathy for the last 18 years,, starting in her feet and gradually spreading up her legs and is starting to effect her fingers. She needs both knees replaced, and has seen people complaining that they have acquired PN after knee surgery. In her case she already has it. Is it likely to get worse if she has her knees done?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Dear Worried

PN has No direct relation with knee replacement , even if it is rare correlation as you mentioned, it can not be anticipated.

Answered: Thu, 7 Feb 2013
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