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What is the reason to go for total knee replacement?
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Improved Lifestyle
When knee pain created by arthritis becomes constant, interfering with daily activities and the ability to sleep, then it is time to consider replacement.
If medically stable and suitable for postop rehab, then it could be time for replacement.

In brief: Improved Lifestyle
When knee pain created by arthritis becomes constant, interfering with daily activities and the ability to sleep, then it is time to consider replacement.
If medically stable and suitable for postop rehab, then it could be time for replacement.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pain/disability
When to have a knee replacement has to be an individualized decision.
Moderate to severe pain and/or loss of the ability to function to one's satisfaction are reasons to have a knee replacement. Failure to get relief with nonsurgical measures is also a reason. Severity of arthritis on an x-ray should not be the primary factor, as many with severe x-ray changes have little pain and good function.

In brief: Pain/disability
When to have a knee replacement has to be an individualized decision.
Moderate to severe pain and/or loss of the ability to function to one's satisfaction are reasons to have a knee replacement. Failure to get relief with nonsurgical measures is also a reason. Severity of arthritis on an x-ray should not be the primary factor, as many with severe x-ray changes have little pain and good function.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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