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The knee is the largest joint in the body and it’s used constantly, bearing our full weight; we can hardly move without engaging our knee. This is one of the reasons it ages faster than other joints, with arthritis laying claim to it more than any other ailment. When all other pain prevention methods have been exhausted and your life has become a prisoner to knee pain, it’s time to look at knee replacement surgery.
The knee can be partially or totally replaced, depending on the damage that exists. With one of the most experienced centers for knee procedures in the region, MultiCare offers particular expertise in ligament and meniscal repairs, cartilage replacement and total knee replacement. Often a simpler approach (cartilage replacement) will alleviate knee pain, and going with this option before total knee replacement may be advised.
If total knee replacement surgery is recommended, anticipate our help in your successful recovery. Getting up and moving as soon as your physician permits it will significantly improve your recovery. And the sooner you get back to doing the things you love, the healthier you’ll be all around.
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