"Many Knee Replacements May Be Unnecessary"

Total knee replacement surgery for arthritis patients may be inappropriate in many cases

(dailyRx News) For some patients with arthritis, knee replacement may eventually seem like the only option for treating their pain. But a new study suggests this treatment may not always be appropriate.

The study analyzed cases of total knee replacement by looking at a number of different aspects of the patients’ cases, including their age, symptoms and information gathered from X-rays.

The study found that a third of total knee replacements examined were determined to be inappropriate.

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