What was the cause of you needing a total knee replacement?
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What patients should consider a total knee
Total knee replacement surgery is considered for patients whose
knee joints have been damaged by either progressive arthritis,
trauma, or other rare destructive diseases of the joint. The most
common reason for knee replacement in the United States is severe
osteoarthritis of the knees.
Regardless of the cause of
the damage to the joint, the resulting progressively increasing
pain and stiffness and decreasing daily function lead the patient
to consider total knee replacement. Decisions regarding whether
or when to undergo knee replacement surgery are not easy. Patients
should understand the risks as well as the benefits before making