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What is knee resurfacing surgery? Can a person lead a normal life?

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Posted on Sun, 21 Oct 2012
Question: My age is 50 yrs. Doctor has suggested me knee resurfacing surgery, What is knee resurfacing ?
After knee resurfacing surgery can patient sit folded legs, can use indian toilets and can walk fast as like normal person ?
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (53 minutes later)
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Thanks for writing in.

Knee resurfacing means in this surgical procedure replacement of only worn-out arthritic compartment of knee done and not the entire knee is done as in traditional total knee replacement.

Yes, after knee resurfacing surgery patient can sit folded legs and can use Indian toilets and do other normal activities.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you have any more concerns.

Regards.
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What is knee resurfacing surgery? Can a person lead a normal life?

Hello,
Thanks for writing in.

Knee resurfacing means in this surgical procedure replacement of only worn-out arthritic compartment of knee done and not the entire knee is done as in traditional total knee replacement.

Yes, after knee resurfacing surgery patient can sit folded legs and can use Indian toilets and do other normal activities.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you have any more concerns.

Regards.