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My father is 80 yrs old and is on blood thinner medicines as he has undergone valve replacement surgery of heart. he now wants to go for knee replacement surgery as he cannot walk due to pain. Please guide if he can go for it and is it safe for him. Thank you

Asked anonymously on 18th May, 2022 at 12:36 pm

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Dr. Jyoti Prakash

11 years of experience

Orthopedist

Answered on 23rd May 2022 at 12:22 pm

Yes. Of course he can go for knee replacement surgery. For this blood thinner has to be stopped 5 days before and should be replaced with some other medicine and after 5 days surgery can be done very successfully. This surgery is very safe and rewarding.

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