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Appointment today with Orthopedic surgeon ...am 80 years old

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Appointment today with Orthopedic surgeon ...am 80 years old and concerned about having old prosthesis removed from knee and new prosthesis put in. what question should I ask ..had a bone scan and showed old prosthesis detached from bone...family is concerned with time under anesthesia and rehab.....what questions will help me with my decision
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

1)how long is the operation

2)how many surgeries has this surgeon done like this

3)time under anesthesia

4)rehab time and placement

5)chance of complications.

6)recovery time

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

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