Indications for Knee Replacement—and the Alternatives
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It is difficult to formulate precise indications for knee replacement and it is unwise to try, for such formulae breed dangerous dogmatism. Fortunately it is usually possible to decide if the individual patient should have his knee replaced, providing the surgeon is a good listener and a shrewd observer, and providing he also keeps his options open. The decision is influenced by a number of factors, including the patient’s age, the quality of life, the general condition, the precise nature of the underlying disorder, the precipitating symptoms, the life-style, and of course the clinical and radiological state of the affected knee.
KeywordsKnee Replacement High Tibial Osteotomy Tear Meniscus Varus Deformity Valgus Deformity
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