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Total Knee replacement (TKR)

Total Knee replacement (TKR)

If your knees crunch and creak when you climb stairs, feel achy and stiff in the morning, swell or feel like they lock up or buckle, you’re probably experiencing the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Do you require KTR? Artificial knees typically last 15 to 20 years—sometimes longer. And you want your first knee replacement to be your last, consider TKR only after 60 years of age. If you’re at the point where X-rays show you have advanced arthritis or other damage, you have significant pain daily, pain and swelling aren’t going away with rest and medication, or you’re having severe side effects from the medication, then it may be time to consider a total replacement. 

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