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Does knee replacement treat arthritis? is knee replacement a good option for treating arthritis?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Knee : Knee replacement is a remarkable procedure. It is not approached casually. Normally the arthritis would need to be pretty significant, very painful or affecting function and many orthopedic surgeons use as age as a criterion for surgery.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Arthritis: Arthritis by definition is the loss or wearing away of the articular cartilage within the knee joint. In a total knee replacement, the cartilage is replaced with the prosthetic components, thereby getting rid of the arthritis permanently. For severe, end-stage arthritis, knee replacement is the best option.

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