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How do I know if knee replacement surgery is right for me?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
To decide if knee replacement surgery is right for you, discuss the pros and cons with your orthopedic surgeon. You'll need to think about:

  •  your age
  •  your weight
  •  your overall health
  •  your ability to do the physical therapy and exercises necessary after  the surgery
  •  how much help you will have at home during your recovery 

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