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Knee transplant can lead to memory loss? MRI said microangiopathix gliotic foci in subcortica. Connection?

hi my father 72 years old had knee transplant recently. after that he showing some memory loss and other abbnormal behaviour. MRI shows Diffuse Brain Atrophy with non-specific microangiopathix/gliotic foci in subcortical and deep perventicular white matter bilaterally. What does it means.. and how to cure this? how much is this curable. please advise
Asked On : Tue, 18 Sep 2012
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Thank you for posting your query.

First of all, there is no relation between knee replacement surgery and your father's memory problems. They are unrelated.

MRI brain findings in your father are suggestive of reduced blood flow to brain. This can lead to memory problems and it is related to high BP, high sugar, high cholesterol, etc.

For treatment, he needs to keep his BP, sugar and cholesterol within normal levels.

In addition, he may require aspirin.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
Answered: Sun, 28 Oct 2012
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