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Who could be a candidate for artificial knee replacement?

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Dr. Susan Jolly
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
4 doctors agree

In brief: It Depends

There are many candidates for total knee arthroplasty.
The simple answer is that a candidate needs to have severe arthritis - either due to degenerative arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis. Any decision needs to be discussed with your orthopedist.

In brief: It Depends

There are many candidates for total knee arthroplasty.
The simple answer is that a candidate needs to have severe arthritis - either due to degenerative arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis. Any decision needs to be discussed with your orthopedist.
Dr. Susan Jolly
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Total knee replacement are for patients with degenerative knees whose quality of life is decreased by their pain. Ortho surgeons do not tell patients that a TKA is needed. Instead, they max out non-op care, and the patient tells the ortho surgeon when it is time to operate, ie when they cannot take the pain anymore.
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Knee arthritis

An older patient with end-stage (bone on bone) arthritis of the knee who is limited by pain and has failed conservative treatment including exercise, weight loss, anti-inflammatories, and injections would be a good candidate for knee replacement.

In brief: Knee arthritis

An older patient with end-stage (bone on bone) arthritis of the knee who is limited by pain and has failed conservative treatment including exercise, weight loss, anti-inflammatories, and injections would be a good candidate for knee replacement.
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