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I have spinal stenosis , osteoarthritis and a 2x replaced shoulder
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Anon_81506 posted:
With all the above I am in pain management yet now a new Dr. is pressing me to undergo bi-lateral TKR-I am 55 and really hesitant to undergo this procedure as i live alone .
suggestions ?
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georgia888 responded:
Seeing as joint replacement is major surgery, it should be the last of treatment options.

How badly do your knees affect your quality of life? Have you tried alternative treatments such as water therapy and/or other exercises? Are you overweight? Additional weight is a burden on all joints, but most especially the knees.

The expert doctor on this site (Dr. Raj) is very much against bilateral replacements. Research this site to read his reasons why.

Have you considered a second opinion?

georgia


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