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Vital Signs: Thinking about knee replacement? Options abound for individualized treatment

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Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2014 6:00 am

As our population ages and becomes more active, the demand for knee replacement surgery is rising. In response, the options for treatment are becoming greater in number and complexity. The challenge is sifting through the advertisements, articles and recommendations from others to uncover which of these options is best suited to you.

Just because there are newer, high-tech options out there doesn’t necessarily mean they are the best option for your arthritic knee. Sometimes the tried-and-true surgical approaches are the most reliable over the long term, especially if your surgeon is highly skilled in a particular procedure. Here are some additional points to consider as you’re researching your options for surgery:

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