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Suffering from pain in both knees.

My Grandmother has severe pain in both the knee?s we went to orthopedics doctor he told that this was arthritis and advised for surgery, I don?t remember the name of the surgery. What is that surgery and can?t we treat with some medicines?
Fri, 20 Jan 2012
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: May be the doctor would have advised Total Knee Replacement. This surgery is the treatment of choice for arthritis of the knee; if the condition of the patient is not stable then doctors may not do the surgery. And if you are not willing for surgery then there is physiotherapy which helps in decreasing the pain due to arthritis. The long term use of pain killers is not advisable as this may cause gastric problems. And I would suggest you to get the surgery done.
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As stated, the doc must have advised total knee replacement surgery. He must have advised so as the knees would be irreversibly damaged. Medications would only transiently resolve the problem and wont be helpful if in the end stages of arthritis.
If this surgery has been advised by an Orthopaedician, i suggest you to go with his decision.
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The orthopedic doctor must have advised Total Knee Replacement surgery. The surgery will help get rid of pain, restore movements, and improve the quality of life. After total hip, knee, shoulder and elbow replacements patients go home in 5-7 days. After unicompartmental knee replacement, patients return home in a day or two. source: knee ortho. org
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