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Total Knee Replacement

Pain when you walk or climb stairs and morning stiffness are classic signs that your knees have seen better days.Usually, the root cause of the trouble is osteoarthritis the wearing down of the protective covering of cartilage where bones meet. At some point, conservative, nonsurgical treatments for arthritis like physical therapy and pain relievers may no longer control your symptoms. If your ability to function day to day declines, you may…

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