Dr. O'Connor describes who is a good candidate for a knee replacement.
A woman is a great candidate for knee replacement surgery who has severe or moderately severe arthritis and her pain is no longer being controlled by medication, simple over-the-counter medication, or even some prescription arthritis medication, and she can’t do the things she wants to do because her knee pain is stopping her from being active.
About Dr. O'Connor, M.D.:
Dr. Mary O'Connor, M.D., was accepted as a resident in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York in 1985. She joined the orthopedic surgery staff at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida in 1991, and since 2005 has served as department chair. Dr. O'Connor cares for people with hip and knee arthritis, failed joint replacements, and pelvic tumors.