total knee replacement
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total knee replacementOrthopedics A procedure that substitutes a painful arthritic knee and articular surface with a synthetic device Indications Advanced osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis with disabling pain Complications Loosening of 1+ synthetic components, dislocation, femoral head fracture, infection, DVT, nerve damage Complications In elderly Pts, TKR carries ↑ risk of cardiovascular–CHF, arrhythmias, ischemia. AMI, syncope, neurologic–acute delirium, CVAs, hypoxic encephalopathy, new-onset dementia, depression, radiculopathy, peroneal nerve palsy. See Clinical decision-making.
to·tal knee re·place·ment(TKR) (tō'tăl nē rĕ-plās'mĕnt)
Patient discussion about total knee replacement
Q. Has anyone had a minimally invasive partial knee replacement? How did it go and are you pleased? I will be having one in the next few weeks and would just like some input. Thanks...
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Q. How successful s minimally invasive surgery for knee replacements?
here is something that might help you to prepare for the surgery:
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00220#Understand the Procedure