can a surgeon aspirate and inject a total knee replacement using one needle
No...injections are used to replace fluid inside the joint and may be able to put off the need for a knee replacement, depending on the type and extent of damage you have. A total knee replaces the joint itself, and has to be done through the removal of the existing joint and replacing it with an artificial alternative. That can't be done through needles, or even laparoscopically at this point.
no it's a pretty invacive proceedure. Recovery time varies from paitent to paitent . but it is well worth, it the pain and swelling i was experiencing prior to surgery has disipated there is still some pain from healing but it is nothing like it was prior to the surgery.
by Julie-Ann Amos 9 years ago
I just wondered if anyone had had one and could let me know what i may be in for?When for an MRI on my left knee today and they wanted to both XRay and MRI BOTH of them and yes, they want to operate on both. Apparently it's not a cartilage tear at all because the cartilage is all worn...
by Liz Elias 5 years ago
but--I can't find it...and my bookmarks keep going away...How, (while signed in) to I find YESTERDAY's HOTD? I wanted to read it, but was getting too tired, and now, I can only find it on the carousel before I sign in. Is that what I have to do?? Sign out?
by Paula 3 years ago
What can people do to avoid needing to get hip replacement surgery?Is there anything people can do to avoid ever needing to get a hip replacement? Even if not 100% effective in preventing, how about putting it off? What creates a lifestyle that would minimize the chances of ever needing...
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