More Knee Replacement-Replacements

Dr. Stephen Kates says there are a number of reasons patients redo knee surgery.
3:00 | 09/25/12

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So there are a number of reasons that we see that patients. Need to have their surgery redon. One of the most common reasons of course is the part simply Wear out from years. -- second most common reason would be in faction. And -- patients are getting some of these multiple drug resistance and factions. Like MRSA. And these are dreadful problems and needs. Readmission to the hospital not sometimes many surgeries to try to manage some. Also some of the knee replacements. Have sensation. The unstable to the patient and because of that the patient's desire of them to be read on. There are. -- definite trends over time for the patients being in the hospital. A shorter period of time. And this surgeons and hospitals have been pressured to get the patient out of the hospital sooner. Yet more of them have been readmitted. Than in the past and I think that there is a correlation with this diagnosis of shorter hostels today. With -- it mentions I think first of all before the surgery. Make sure that you ask plenty of questions and understand. Not only the short term but the longer term implications. Of having this perjury. Ask the surgeon how long the prosthesis will last and also ask what -- potential causes for not working now. Also if someone has recently had it done it's important to have appropriate follow up with the physicians. So that they cannot keep tabs on county. Progress is going after the surgery.

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