Reasons for Knee Replacement
Why Knee Replacement is Performed
Alternate Names for Knee Replacement:
Reasons for Procedure
This is done if you have pain and stiffness in the knee joint that limits activities. Before surgery, other measures are tried, such as:
- Physical activity
Knee replacement surgery is most often done to:
- Ease knee pain and disability due to arthritis or previous severe knee injury
- Correct a knee deformity (eg, knee bows in or out)
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.
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