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Have scientists found total knee replacement options, other than traditional artificial joint replacement surgery?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Possibly: In a 34 year no orthopedist would want to do a knee replacement. Taking age out of the equation, if the joint is end-stage, options are osteotomy and partial knee replacement.
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: There are new advances in all joint replacement surgery. This includes minimally invasive surgery, computer assisted surgery, custom knee cutting blocks, and implants that have much greater longevity. The future is now, and it looks bright!
Dr. David Fisher
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Depending on the nature of the condition, there are several options. Cartilage repair surgery continues to develop for early knee damage. For more significant involvement of 1 side or compartment of the knee, a partial knee replacement may relieve pain and restore function. If the knee has severe damage, a total knee replacement is indicated.

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