Movement and Sports After Knee Replacement Surgery

Dr. Bassam Masri, MD, FRCSC, Orthopedic Surgeon, discusses Movement and Sports After Knee Replacement Surgery.

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Dr. Bassam Masri, MD, FRCSC, Orthopedic Surgeon, discusses Movement and Sports After Knee Replacement Surgery.
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Featuring Dr. Bassam Masri, MD, FRCSC, Orthopedic SurgeonPresenter: Dr. Bassam Masri, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Quiz: Do You Understand Knee Replacement Surgery?

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1

If you find everyday tasks such as climbing stairs difficult, you may be a candidate for knee replacement surgery.

Explanation:

If you have chronic knee pain, find everyday tasks such as climbing stairs are difficult or aren’t getting relief from non-surgical knee treatments, it might be time to consult with your primary healthcare provider about knee replacement surgery.

2

Sports injuries are the most common reason that people need knee replacement surgery.

Explanation:

Arthritis is the most common reason that people need knee replacement surgery, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

3

If the arthritis is localized to one of the two compartments of the knee joint, partial knee replacement surgery is an option.

Explanation:

If the arthritis is localized to one of the three compartments of the knee joint, partial knee replacement surgery is an option. Otherwise, a patient will need a total knee replacement.

4

The surgeon may resurface your kneecap during knee replacement surgery.

Explanation:

During knee replacement surgery, the orthopedic surgeon will remove damaged cartilage and bone; position metal implants; potentially resurface the kneecap (patella) and replace with a plastic prosthesis; and insert a spacer.

5

Knee replacement surgery is generally the first treatment healthcare providers recommend.

Explanation:

Many physicians and orthopedic surgeons advise patients to wait to have knee replacement surgery as long as possible, as the implant begins to wear in the plastic spacer over time.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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