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 45 13
Improve mobility 25 8
Alkaptonuria 2 1
Arthritis pain 2 2
Rheumatoid arthritis 2 1

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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
Severe
3
Moderate
7
Mild
7
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Total Knee Replacement

Side effect Patients
Pain in knees 5
Joint pain 3
Pain 3
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
one time 2

Duration

Currently having Total Knee Replacement

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped having Total Knee Replacement

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 83
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 15
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 12
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Total Knee Replacement.