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How to know if knee replacement surgery is right for you

How to know if knee replacement surgery is right for you

Knee replacement surgery has a great success rate. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that 90 percent of the people who undergo knee replacement surgery experience a significant reduction in pain. Many are able to return to activities like golf, which they had given up due to arthritic knee pain. About 85 percent of replacement knees are still working after 20 years of use.

Knee replacement surgery has a great success rate. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that 90 percent of the people who undergo knee replacement surgery experience a significant reduction in pain. Many are able to return to activities like golf, which they had given up due to arthritic knee pain. About 85 percent of replacement knees are still working after 20 years of use.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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