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Learn about knee replacement surgery

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You may want to know more about knee replacement surgery. Your doctor may have already discussed this option with you.

Before deciding about surgery, it is important to:

  • Understand why knee replacement surgery is done
  • Know about the different types of surgery
  • Understand life after surgery and how to get ready

To learn more on your own, you can:

  • Select the "Knee Replacement" menu option above for more information on this subject.
  • Take the Knee Replacement Surgery Decision Aid.

If you have questions, please select the "Contact" menu option above.

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Review Date: 3/17/2016

Reviewed By: Dennis Ogiela, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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