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Learn about knee replacement surgery


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: 8/9/2018

Reviewed By: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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