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My husband is 65 YO and needs both knees replaced. Can you…

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My husband is 65 YO and needs both knees replaced. Can you tell me what is the best type of device for knee replacement? He will have one at a time done. He owns his owns business in a very physically demanding field and is very active and needless to say we want to be sure we are doing the best thing possible.

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

He is carrying heavy equipment and is up and down ladders all day so these things certainly contribute to his pain which is almost constant now and her does have swelling.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

He is in excellent health. The only thing he has is gout on occasion and he does take medicine for that.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

has he seen an orthopedic surgeon yet?

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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

its really dependent on several factors, so would be difficult to say "Brand X" without knowing more about his physical exam and xray findings. The type used also depends on surgeon preference as well since each type of prosthesis has different tools and components used when making the cuts in the bones to prepare for the mechanical prosthesis.

The one question I would ask the surgeon is if he plans on salvaging the PCL or not. There are pros and cons with either keeping the PCL or not, and the surgeon should be able to weigh those against your husbands requirements of being very active in his job.

in general there are several types of knee prosthetic (fixed vs rotating) and the long term studies show similar results and complications

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