Monday, October 18, 2010

New Surgeries for Knee Replacement

Now they are doing two surgeries for knee replacement. One is the standard method of moving the cartilage aside, removing necessary bone and putting in the new knee replacement. The other is to cut the cartilage, remove the bone, put in the new knee and then sew the cartilage back together again. Well that is what happened to my brother and let me tell you, it takes much much longer to get back on your feet and recover. It takes a long time for the cartilage to heal. It is not fun and takes a great deal more physical therapy.

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