Knee Replacement Articles and Helpful Information


Knee Pain Symptoms & Causes

Depending on the cause of your pain, you may feel stiffness, swelling or discomfort in your knee and the surrounding area. You may benefit from seeing an orthopedic specialist if you have arthritis, damage from an injury, or a deformity in your knee.

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Hip and Knee Assessment

Take the first step towards returning to activities you love. Receive tailored recommendations and education about your condition by answering a few questions about your joint function and lifestyle.

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Knee Replacement Surgery

Your damaged knee joint can be replaced with new, smooth-surfaced parts called components or implants. They are made of metal and plastic. If only part of your knee joint is affected by arthritis, you may benefit from a partial-knee replacement. The goal of a knee replacement is to get rid of knee pain and to help you be more active.

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Knee Conditions We Treat

  • ACL injury
  • Arthritis and related diseases
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Cartilage conditions
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Injury, fractures
  • Joint preservation and replacement
  • Joint revision
  • Knee ligament sprains and tears
  • Meniscus tear (torn cartilage, ligaments)
  • Muscle tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pre-patellar bursitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

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Get Your Free Guide to Hip & Knee Replacement

It’s normal to have a lot of questions when considering joint replacement surgery. You should feel confident in your decision and know that all your questions have been answered. The doctors and staff at Washington University, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital developed this guide to help patients on their journey to a healthier lifestyle with a new joint. With our Hip and Knee Patient Journey Guide, you’ll find useful information to help prepare for, undergo and recover from surgery.

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