Orthopedic Center
Thursday, December 05, 2019

Audio Presentation

Knee Replacement

Surgery


Alternatives
  Your Body
  Alternatives
  Medical Record
  Anesthesia
  Before Surgery
  Your Procedure
  Recovery
This information is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. MedSelfEd, Inc. disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
Your doctor understands that all medical care benefits from close collaboration between physician and patient -- so be sure to review, with your doctor, all risks and alternatives and make sure you understand the reasons behind the recommendation for this particular procedure.

Now let's talk in detail about the procedure your doctor has recommended. That particular recommendation was based on a number of factors:

  • the state of your health,

  • the severity of your condition,

  • an assessment of alternative treatments or procedures and finally,

  • the risks associated with doing nothing at all.

And remember, the final decision is up to you. No one can force you to undergo a surgical procedure against your will.

When it comes to knee replacement surgery, there are no real alternatives.
When it comes to knee replacement surgery, there are no real alternatives.
However, knee replacement surgery is an effective way to improve your ability to walk and to reduce pain.
However, knee replacement surgery is an effective way to improve your ability to walk and to reduce pain.
Choosing not to undergo knee replacement surgery will not normally put your health or life at risk. It is very unlikely however that your damaged knee joint will heal on its own.  So without surgery, it is likely that your condition will not improve and may become worse over time.
Choosing not to undergo knee replacement surgery will not normally put your health or life at risk. It is very unlikely however that your damaged knee joint will heal on its own. So without surgery, it is likely that your condition will not improve and may become worse over time.
Of course, no surgery is completely risk free.
Of course, no surgery is completely risk free.
But your physician believes that if you decide not to undergo the recommended procedure, your quality of life will not improve and your ability to walk normally will be reduced.
But your physician believes that if you decide not to undergo the recommended procedure, your quality of life will not improve and your ability to walk normally will be reduced.

Now I'd like to introduce you to another important member of the medical team -- the nurse.


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