What is knee replacement surgery?

Knee replacement surgery is a procedure often used to treat patients with pain due to arthritis. During this surgery, bones are resurfaced with metal and plastic to reduce the pain of bone on bone contact. Patients may get out of the bed in one day and usually leave the hospital in 2 to 3 days. Knee replacement surgeries can greatly improve a patient’s pain symptoms and quality of life for years after the surgery.

To help patients better understand these procedures, Dr. Marx recently wrote about knee replacements in an ‘Ask the Doctor’ column in the Health Radar newsletter. If you are interested in learning more about this increasingly common surgery, click here.

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