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What is a ?Knee arthroplasty?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
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In brief: Knee replacement

Total knee replacement they replace the end of femur (thigh) and top end of leg bone (tibia) with a metal joint.
Quite effective for chronic knee pain that is severe and you are not able to bear weight. New joint may last for 15-25 years.

In brief: Knee replacement

Total knee replacement they replace the end of femur (thigh) and top end of leg bone (tibia) with a metal joint.
Quite effective for chronic knee pain that is severe and you are not able to bear weight. New joint may last for 15-25 years.
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Dr. John Michalski
Knee cap is also replace usually. The replacement can last 30 years or so.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Arthroplasty

Generally means knee replacement, resurfacing the tibia, femur, and patella.

In brief: Arthroplasty

Generally means knee replacement, resurfacing the tibia, femur, and patella.
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