Knee Surgery

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    Is knee surgery is the best option to go for, if you are suffering from the severe knee pain.
     
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    depends......i would try most any therapy before the finality of surgery

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    At your age, I'd say whatever you can do first.
     
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    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.
     
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    Try every other treatment before going for the knee surgery.
     
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    I facing this as well. Just tore my MCL and ACL.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Depends on why they hurt. Are you on your knees a lot? How much do you weigh?
     
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    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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