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Author Topic: How long after a Arthroscopy can you have knee replacement surgery?  (Read 234 times)

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Offline Mooseloroose

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I'm asking this question because I'm having an Arthroscopy on January 11th, but I'm 100% sure (based on scientific literature mostly) that it's not gonna do anything for my pain, or potentially make it worse. I am currently disabled. I have been for 3 months. Idk what my doc plans on doing, but I definitely need a knee replacement. I had a traumatic knee injury in 16' Tibia Plateau Fracture Type v. I now have severe pain, and even at rest it's a 5-6.

Offline Bella Gamba

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Re: How long after a Arthroscopy can you have knee replacement surgery?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 12:35:10 AM »
Hi Mooseloroose,

I would suggest talking with your OS at your pre-surgery appointment.  I thought that you would need to have the metal implant/screws removed before a TKR can be performed.  I am sure s/he would be able to tell you what are the needs and how soon you could have the procedure done if needed.

I wish you the best during your recovery.

Best,
Bella