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I am scheduled for a total knee replacement October 17th but…

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I am scheduled for a total knee replacement October 17th but forgot to ask my doctor if I am a candidate for partial knee replacement or MAKOplasty. What would make me a candidate or not. It looks like only the medial side is bone on bone and I have spurs on the inside of my kneecap.

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

Being on my feet too long makes it hurt more. No swelling. Aleve helps. Steps are the worst part. Walking is not too bad. Standing too long hurts.

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

No I have already been cleared for surgery, cardio, dental, etc. I am overweight which may make a difference. I am 75.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Orthopedics
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Orthopedist: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago
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Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

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Orthopedist: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago

at your age, you most likely need a total knee replacement

a partial knee would keep your anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments preserved

most likely, at your age, you need to have these ligaments removed

let me know if you have questions.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
OK. Thanks Dr. David
Orthopedist: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago

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