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Failed THR and Badly need Left TKR- For Dr. Bal M Rajagopalan
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engr_mittal posted:
My father 87 year old had a TKR (right) in 2004, failed THR (Right) in 2009 (sciatica nerve got cut). Since then he has gradually stopped walking, has been on chair and as of latest he cannot even stand. During this period his left knee has become bow shaped and I fear it will come out any day. The legs do not have strength due to no walking and other deteriorations. He is perfectly fit mentally and has lot of energy otherwise.

The quality of life has gone terribly down

I wish to seek advise from Dr Rajagopalan:

1. Will it be advisable to go for operation
2. Will he be able to gain strength in legs after TKR(left) considering that he cannot stand on legs today.
3. Considering that he had failed right THR and this operation is for left TKR. Will he be able to walk on one leg.

I know that without check up, advise may not be complete but I request you to at least give general guidelines.

Regards

Mittal
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