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Asking for Other, Female, 52 years old, Islamabad

Aoa. My aunt has a difficulty walking and has arthritis since last 10 15 years or so. Now the regular doctor is insisting on knee replacement and another doctor says no need for that. She is too worried what to do. And kindly tell for how long knee lasts after surgery? Doc says 10 years after she has to undergo operation again? Kindly guide.

General Practitioner in Karachi - Dr. Ayesha Ghani

kindly consult with orthopedic surgeon

Ent Specialist in Lahore - Asst. Prof. Dr. Samar Zehra

Asst. Prof. Dr. Samar Zehra - Ent Specialist

MBBS, RMP, DLO (Otolaryngology) | Lahore


151 Positive Reviews

Yes , that is true . Don’t go for knee replacement surgery. Physiotherapy & few exercises might help .

General Practitioner in Karachi - Dr. Muhammad Hassan Ilyas

according to reports patient needs knee replacement and if age is 50+ so knee replacement is the better option to choose

General Practitioner in Karachi - Dr. Shaima Amjad

Hello..!! Well, if her condition is not responding to the medication and is further deteriorating and making her immobile, then we can opt for surgery.. But if she is coping up with it with the help of medicines, then we can wait. But as she's having gross degenerative changes in both knees, the medicines can only be given for symptomatic treatment and these changes aren't reversible with any medicine.

Member of Marham-Forum

she has degenerative changes in both knees
and knee replacement is a good option

General Practitioner in Lahore - Dr. Faheem Sarwar

Dr. Faheem Sarwar - General Practitioner

MBBS, PLAB (UK) | Lahore


18 Positive Reviews

There are severe degenerative changes in the X-ray, you can yourself see there is no space in the bones. So, ideally knee replacement should be done.
Now a days knee replacement surgery has become very successful and there are excellent results. However, its patients choice to decide he wants to opt surgery or medical treatment.
With medical treatment quality of life will remain affected as she will continuously have reduced movement, pain, anxiety. Also, pain killers and steroids are main stay of treatment which have their own side effects.

General Physician in Larkana - Dr. Abdul Mueed Shaikh

Waleikum Salam Modification of activities and OA treatment if not responding than surgery

General Physician in Larkana - Dr. Abdul Mueed Shaikh

Contrll crp and do CBC , esr and urine dr

4 years ago

General Practitioner in Haripur - Dr. Usman Asghar

Dr. Usman Asghar - General Practitioner

MBBS, MCPS Diagnostic Radiology | Haripur


29 Positive Reviews

Findings on xray suggest advanced degenerative changes. Knee replacement is the treatment of choice if medical therapy is not responding well.

General Practitioner in Lahore - Dr. Lt Col R Imtiaz Ahmed Khan

If things are menagable u can wait for 10 years. Results of operation are variable

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