all my replacements are titanium , it is very difficult to kneel , unless i have a cushion under my knees … be4 the ops i was getting steroid injections nearly monthly , or i couldnt walk for the pain … i believe arthritis is familial , both my parents and brother have it .. the worst thing with me is i also have severe fibromyalgia , which makes the pain over my body 100% worse .. i just have to cope ..
How Old is Too Old for Knee Replacement Surgery?
By Johns Hopkins Health Alerts — From johnshopkinshealthalerts.com April 26, 2010 15,528 6 1
Many knee arthritis sufferers who are 75 and older wonder if they are too old to benefit from a knee replacement. According to the “Archives of Internal Medicine,” this is not necessarily true.
Researchers followed 174 elderly patients with severe knee or hip osteoarthritis for nearly a year. During that time period, 47 had joint replacement surgery an even though recovery time took several weeks, the long term results were less pain and disability from osteoarthritis.
The study clearly suggests that elderly people with severe osteoarthritis should at least discuss joint replacement with their doctor.