Am I a Candidate for Knee Replacement Surgery
Arthritis of the knee can cause pain and stiffness, making regular activities such as walking and bending difficult. As arthritis progresses, conservative treatments tend to lose their efficacy and more definitive treatment should be considered. Knee replacement surgery involves replacing worn or damaged joints with implants to reduce pain and improve movement. It provides excellent results for many and is usually performed on those who have advanced arthritis or other severe knee conditions that have failed to improve with nonoperative treatment.
To help your doctor decide if knee replacement surgery is ideal for you, answer the questions below.
Does your knee cause you constant pain?
Are you developing knee deformity like knock-knees or bow-legs?
Can you no longer fully straighten your knee joint?
Does anti-inflammatory medication no longer work?
Is the distance you can walk getting shorter?