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Knee Surgery

For patients suffering from severe degenerative joint disease of the knee, Arthritis & Total Joint Specialists offers total knee replacement surgery, in which the damaged cartilage is removed from the knee joint. Prostheses are then placed in up to three surfaces in the knee joint depending on the severity of the arthritis.

Your doctor may recommend a total knee replacement if:

  • You cannot sleep through the night because of the knee pain
  • Your knee pain limits or you from doing your normal activities
  • You cannot walk or take care of yourself

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A partial knee replacement is surgery to replace either the inside (medial) or outside (lateral) parts of the knee, and replaces only the damaged parts. Severe arthritis pain is the most common reason to have a knee replacement, and your doctor may recommend one if pain prevents you from doing daily activities and persists despite other treatments.

Your doctor may recommend a partial knee replacement if:

  • You are older, thin and not very active
  • You have very bad arthritis on only one side of the knee or under the knee cap
  • Still have good range of motion in the knee

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