Knee Replacement

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Quiz: Do You Understand Knee Replacement Surgery?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

If you find everyday tasks such as climbing stairs difficult, you may be a candidate for knee replacement surgery.

Explanation:
If you have chronic knee pain, find everyday tasks such as climbing stairs are difficult or aren’t getting relief from non-surgical knee treatments, it might be time to consult with your primary healthcare provider about knee replacement surgery.
2

Sports injuries are the most common reason that people need knee replacement surgery.

Explanation:
Arthritis is the most common reason that people need knee replacement surgery, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
3

If the arthritis is localized to one of the two compartments of the knee joint, partial knee replacement surgery is an option.

Explanation:
If the arthritis is localized to one of the three compartments of the knee joint, partial knee replacement surgery is an option. Otherwise, a patient will need a total knee replacement.
4

The surgeon may resurface your kneecap during knee replacement surgery.

Explanation:
During knee replacement surgery, the orthopedic surgeon will remove damaged cartilage and bone; position metal implants; potentially resurface the kneecap (patella) and replace with a plastic prosthesis; and insert a spacer.
5

Knee replacement surgery is generally the first treatment healthcare providers recommend.

Explanation:
Many physicians and orthopedic surgeons advise patients to wait to have knee replacement surgery as long as possible, as the implant begins to wear in the plastic spacer over time.