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Can Parkinson Disease keep a knee replacement from, Can

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Can Parkinson Disease keep a knee replacement from
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: Can Parkinson cause a knee replacement from healing
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Can Parkinson Disease cause a knee replacement from
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 2 months ago.


Welcome to JA and thanks for this question. Actually Parkinson disease is a disease of the brain in which there is a decrease in the amount of dopamine being released from the basal ganglia which causes the rigidity and tremors etc. Now, parkinson disease would NOT directly cause any effects in healing a knee replacement surgery. This is because parkinson disease does not effect the immunity and healing processes of the body however it can certainly cause problems in the recovery process. This is because if your parkinsons is not controlled that will lead to rigidity which in turn can cause problems in undergoing the extensive physiotherapy which is required after knee replacement surgery. It can also cause difficulty in moving the new joint and regaining full range of motion.

So simply put, parkinsons would NOT affect the knee replacement recovery directly as it does not cause any problems in wound healing but it will indirectly effect the recovery process by interfering with physiotherapy and range of motion at the new joint. However this can be countered by simply having the parkinsons more adequately controlled by adjustment of the drugs being used.

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Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 2 months ago.

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