What is Total Knee Replacement?

Category: Surgeries

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Total knee replacement (knee arthroplasty) is a surgery that is performed for severe degenerative disease of the knee joint.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Osteoarthritis 51 15
Improve mobility 30 11
Rheumatoid arthritis 5 3
Alkaptonuria 2 1
Arthritis pain 2 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 5
Moderate 9
Mild 9
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Total Knee Replacement

Side effect Patients Percentage
Pain in knee(s) 6
Joint pain 5
Pain 4
Walking problems 2
Balance problems 1
Difficulty climbing stairs 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently having Total Knee Replacement

Dosage Patients Percentage
one time 2

Duration

Currently having Total Knee Replacement

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped having Total Knee Replacement

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 97
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 23
Usually 5
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 9
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 3
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 9
Not specified 18
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Total Knee Replacement.