When Should You Consider Knee Replacement Surgery?
June 1, 2016•10 min
How does someone know that they need to have their knee replaced? Joint replacement surgery is beneficial when joint pain prevents you from participating in your normal daily activities, such as walking, working and sleeping. Is there a way to delay having knee surgery or other treatment options before surgery? (cortisone shots). How do you decide if and when you should have surgery. Is there a certain age? Is there a certain pain level? What are the symptoms?Matt Reckmeyer, MD, orthopaedic surgeon with Lincoln Orthopaedic Center, is here to explain the treatments options for knee replacement surgery.