Reasons for a Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement, also called total knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that is performed thousands of times each year.
The main reasons for performing a total knee replacement are:
  • To replace a worn-out knee joint
  • To improve the motion of your knee
  • To relieve pain.
There are many conditions that can cause your knee joint to wear out. How do you know if you need a total knee replacement? The reason that is commonly given is to treat arthritis, which is a result of wear and tear from daily activities over time.
Your healthcare provider will usually first recommend non-surgical knee replacement alternatives. This can include medication, activity changes, or physical therapy. If these methods are unsuccessful in relieving your symptoms, your healthcare provider will most likely recommend a total knee replacement.
Top Foods to Fight Inflammation

Total Knee Replacement

Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.