Discussion in 'Healthcare/Insurance/Govt Healthcare' started by Jerold Vince, Mar 6, 2019.
Is knee surgery is the best option to go for, if you are suffering from the severe knee pain.
depends......i would try most any therapy before the finality of surgery
At your age, I'd say whatever you can do first.
It depends upon a lot of factors.
Has the cartilage in the knee completely deteriorated?
Can steroid injections help?
Have you discussed a new procedure of using genetic material to help rebuild the cartilage?
I'm 80, obese, and on blood thinners so knee replacement is out for me.
Try every other treatment before going for the knee surgery.
I facing this as well. Just tore my MCL and ACL.
It depends. A decade ago I tore my ACL playing roller hockey of all things. My health insurance company did make sure they told me surgery wasn't mandatory but thankfully it was covered and I had it. I was in decent shape, I did the pre-surgery strengthening and this cute nurse got me off my butt to do the post surgery rehab. All went well and my repaired knee is 99% good as new. Its difficult to describe but I KNOW which one is repaired even if it functions just like the other one.
Jerold, my doctor did 10 ACL repairs the day she did mine. Its a "clean" problem with a known repair and a reasonable "worst case". Depending on what's going on in yours I'd weigh the chances of success against the risks. On a ridiculous end, if you have a bit of high blood pressure, you don't get a heart transplant.
I had a scope in Dec, so far it's hit and miss. I have been told to give it a few more months. We'll see.
Depends on why they hurt. Are you on your knees a lot? How much do you weigh?
The best option is to see a qualified orthopedist and to get a proper diagnosis and then a recommendation for treatment.
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