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Congestive Heart Failure/ Knee Replcaement
My dad is 80 yrs old. He has congestive heart failure. In 2005 he undergone heart surgery. he had a small heart attach. he has and (heart monitor/ a machine) around his heart. He has  type 2 diabetes. With all this. He needs a replacement. He is bone on bone. His heart doctor is not OK the knee surgery.  My question is, What other alternative do he have? He is in pain daily.

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Google "conservative treatment for knee arthritis."  Some possibilities might be exercise, physical therapy, viscosupplementation, and wearing a knee brace.  Depending on his other medical issues, your father may have limitations on the type of pain medication he can use, but hopefully he can use something.  If he happens to be overweight, losing at least some of the excess weight has an excellent chance of helping.  Water aerobics and swimming are great therapy.  A lot of senior centers have various types of exercise classes that are designed for arthritic people.  

My mom has bilateral bone-on-bone knee arthritis, and she has had great results from eating a low-sugar diet.  She was eating a lot of junk food and candy, and now she eats very wholesome food.  She has noticably less knee pain.  She hasn't lost that much weight, but just changing the type of food she eats has reduced her pain greatly.  She eats a sensible, healthy diet, with a lot of vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats and fish, as well as some fruit.  She cut out the junk food and candy.
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