Alternatives to knee replacement surgery include weight loss, exercise, physical therapy, acupuncture, arthroscopic surgery, knee injections and medications, reports Healthline. All of these options are less aggressive t... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The benefits of knee cartilage replacement nclude reduced pain, renewed function and possible elimination of the need for a total arthroplasty, according to Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute. Replacement... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

A partial knee replacement is a surgical procedure that is used to replace only part of a damaged knee. Contrary to a total knee replacement, which replaces the entire knee joint, a partial replacement only replaces the ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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The first and most critical part of typical knee rehabilitation lasts for 12 weeks and begins within 24 hours of the knee replacement, according to Healthline. Successful knee rehabilitation relies on the patient complet... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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