Knee replacement

What is Knee replacement?

It is surgical procedure in which damaged knee can be replaced by a prosthesis .The knee joint is replaced with prosthetic joint made from metallic material or some special material.

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fifteen years ago I had a knee replacement--i always had a stiffness in that leg but now it is getting worst--i have seen the doctor about having surgury redone but i am advised against it--what causes the stiffness as though the leg is numb and this has caused me to walk with a gait

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome to HCM,

I had gone through the case and i will advise you to go for some investigation. It might be peripheral neuropathy.

Peripheral vascular disease.

Vitamin D 3 deficiency

Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Investigation required -

Vitamin B12

Vitamin D 3.

Blood sugar level

Doppler...

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my mother is 76 years of age and needs to have a knee and hip replacement pls suggest on the consequences of the same

doctor1 MD

Hello.
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.
You can go for knee and hip replacement if she needs it badly. Regarding the surgery, if she can tolerate the stress of surgery or not this can be told only after doing a detailed pre anaesthetic check up.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal

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Hello info on knee replacements, Have had microscopic op in 1985 Military now have bone toy bone reusing past 5 years getting worst use a crutch now since LH knee gives out once in a while been doing some PT to help muscle development since hv writhes also DR.s recommend knee replc since rates or info if Icould. THNKS

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Hello,

I have studied your case.

Physiotherapy like ultrasound and tens will help, along with knee exercises

Life style changes will help in reducing pain which include,

ACTIVITY MODIFICATION -It is important to maintain as much activity and joint motion as possible, but impact activities will...

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My husband is on Amoxicillan 500mg. for infection on right knee, due to a knee replacement. He took the antibiatic a week and a 1/2 ago for 4 days and it didn't do the job. So the Dr. put hin on it for 10 days, although he has been on it only 6 and now has a rash and itch and a little swelling. We have put Benedryl and ice on the area. And nothing seems to work.

doctor1 MD

Hi rash itching ans swelling can be due to graft versus host reaction.it is due to ur knee replacement .it can be cured by a broad spectrum antibiotic.antiinflammatory agent and steriod like wysolone 30 mg daily tapered to 10 mg daily within 3 weeks.if not cured use immunomodulatory agents .like...

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my wife had partial knee replacement 2 weeks ago. she has both prescribed hydrocodon &was recently given samples of zorvolex. in your opinion is one drug better or more powerful or dangerious than the other. she is in extreme pain at night and can't sleep.

doctor1 MD

In your situation hydrocodone will bring better psin relief so use that preferably .It will also help her to sleep off .

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Recent questions on  Knee replacement

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yes please, my dad is diabetic, 73, and COPD, Congestive heart failure, and just had total knee replacement on his left knee...now has staph infection, and they went in yesterday and put in a knee that only moves 45 degrees...and want him to have another operation in 6 months...Good Lord...will he make it? I am scared...he looks very pale, has had several blood transfusions... and is weak...what should we expect

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my mother has unbearable pain in her left heap and this pain propagate to her left leg ,when she take pain killer she feel OK but when its effect is over ,her pain starts again, what is the problem actually? last September her right leg knee replacement operation was successfully done.

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Hi I had two total knee replacement in 18months last one July and am now trying. To come off diahydracodine 10/500 I have come down from 30/500 but finding it difficult not sleeping dark thoughts sweating jerky arms and legs ect ect. I need some advise. I have ever been on them for at least five years although I never took any more than 8 a day.

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I have been on Coumadin for 3 years. In December of 2013 I had a complete knee replacement and the surgeon put me on Xarelto. I want to go back on Coumadin because I feel more confident if I know the numbers of how thin/thick my blood is each month. Can I switch back to Coumadin (Warfarin) without any bad side effects? I do have a pacemaker and also have occasional episodes of atrial fib.

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I have a persistent yeast infection using fluconasole only takes it away for a day or two at the most. Sounds like nothing but is very uncomfortable. It was triggered when I was required to take 4 amoxicillin before a dental procedure after a knee...

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Can Ativan cause my eyes to get a little crusty, itchy and red. As well as a little blurry?

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Have a fatty leg tumor which my knee surgeon said that he could address when he replaces the knee. I have had the tumor a long time-probably 20 yrs,but lately it appears larger. Should I see someone else before the knee surgery or let him tend to...

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