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My mother is suffering from knee pains. She is of 58 and is overweight (120 kg). The doctors advice for knee replacement. How many chances r there for successful knee replacement as she is overweight?

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Dear lybrate-user, chances of good results with knee replacement depend upon x ray picture, stage of disease, implant used and experience of surgeon in performing knee replacement. She should do fine with good quality implants though it will be costly affair. There are implants which can last for 25 years or more. You should go ahead with knee replacement. Dr. Prashant parate shoulder and knee surgeon arthroscopy and joint replacement specialist sports injuries specialist.
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