JOURNEY II – Reasons for Knee Replacement Surgery
Total knee replacement surgery is considered when all other conservative measures have failed to provide successful intervention, and may be performed for the following reasons:
- To relieve pain
- To improve joint stability
- To improve alignment and correct bone deformity
- To maximize quality of life
- To optimize activities of daily living
Total knee replacement surgery is a common procedure performed on more than 600,000 people worldwide each year. With recent advancements in surgical technique and implant design, patients have experienced dramatic improvement in knee pain, function, and quality of life. Furthermore, most patients can now expect their implants to last up to a decade or more, allowing for years of active, healthier, pain-free living.
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