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Total Knee Replacement

USC Orthopaedic Surgery / Treatments / Total Knee Replacement

A total knee replacement is recommended for a patient whose knee has been damaged from arthritis, osteonecrosis or trauma when nonsurgical approaches such as rest, medication and physical therapy are no longer helpful.

Knee replacement involves removing damaged cartilage and releasing tightened ligaments, then implanting prosthetic components securely into place. Advanced pain protocols have enhanced the recovery after surgery. Most patients can walk the day of surgery.

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