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Why do people get total knee replacement?

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen answered

Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Unrelenting pain due to arthritis of the knee that is greatly effecting your quality of life and your ability to function. Has not improved with conservative nonsurgical care.

Answered Nov 8, 2012

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Dr. Gregory Harvey answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

The first reason is for pain relief. Other reasons are to increase mobility or to improve a deformity of the bone.

Answered Jan 6, 2019

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Dr. John Michalski answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Total knee replacement for pain relief and improved function, quality of life, range of motion, and stability. When conservative treatment fails, consider total knee replacement.

Answered Nov 22, 2012

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