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Knee Replacement
vickit805 posted:
My mother is 81 and has been in stage four for 3 1/2 years. She needs to have a knee replacement but her nephrologist doesn't sound very encouraging. He says it is up to her but the anesthesia could make her worse. Has anyone dealt with this? Thanks for any comments.
mrscora01 responded:
Some of it does depend on luck. I had a couple of anasthetics while in that stage of kidney disease. They were very careful to keep me hydrated before and after and I had no effects on my kidneys. But it can happen. So you Mom will have to decide if the comfort from the knee replacement is worth the risk of maybe being pushed onto dialysis. Has she made plans already? It might be the time to decide what to do, just in case.

vickit805 replied to mrscora01's response:
She is pretty stubborn and says she will not go on dialysis. We did look into the home dialysis. Thanks for your response.

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