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Will Knee Replacement Ease My Arthritis?

By    |   Tuesday, 24 June 2014 05:25 PM

Question: I have osteoarthritis and am wondering if a total knee replacement is a good idea and will ease my pain?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
When osteoarthritis is present in one joint, it usually is evident in other joints. If it is isolated to one knee and the knee joint is destroyed and is the source of your pain, a joint replacement may be a solution.
Remember that knee pain can be referred pain from the hip area, so be sure the source of pain is from your knee. A knee replacement is great when you have exhausted other treatment options, and no other reconstruction procedures of your knee are possible to manage your situation less aggressively.

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When osteoarthritis is present in one joint, knee replacement can be a good option.
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