My father works in Indian railways and have to walk a lot for his work. From last three months this kness have swollen and ankle bone has increased in size. We consulted with a doctor after watching MRI reports he said the knees need to be washed. Otherwise knee replacement. Please suggest what would be best for him.
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It appears like osteoarthritis of knee, washing joints means arthroscopic procedure of joint debridement , for some extent gives temporary pain relief for some days, but joint replacement is permanent for 14-15 years, since your father age is 52 he has suggested wash can go for it , but to give opinion better to examine clinically and radiological and then I can
I think your father is having osteoarthritis, and if its severe then the best treatment is replacement. I don't know what does your doctor mean "knee need to be washeed". Visit your rheumatologist for detail examination and further management.
Wishing your father speedy recovery.
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