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What is the required age to go for knee replacement?

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questions regarding knee replacement:

age, quality, insurance coverage......
Posted Mon, 4 Aug 2014 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
knee replacement is good for osteoarthritis patien

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I have studied your case.
knee replacement can be done at any age according to patients demand.
Usual life of replaced knee can vary between 15 -20 years, so usually in osteoarthritis patients surgery is done after 50
Years of age.
In special cases it can be done earlier also.
This surgery is usually covered under medical insurance.
What do you mean by quality. ?
Good quality implant will last longer.
I hope I have answered your questions. If you have further questions please feel free to ask. I will be happy to answer your question. Take care.
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