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Can I have osteoarthritis even after total knee replacement?

After total knee replacement, you cannot have osteoarthritis in the knee that was replaced.

Dr. Vonda Wright, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon

Not in the same joint. Total joint replacement removes the arthritic ends of long bones and replaces them with metal caps.

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