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Joint Replacement Myth #2: Partial Knee Replacement Always Leads to Total

In this mini-article, Dr. Klaassen addresses the concern that having a partial knee replacement leads to a total knee replacement down the road.

Myth: Some people think that if you have a partial knee replacement, you will eventually need a total knee replacement.

Response: While this may be the case for some patients, many factors determine if a person would ever need a total knee replacement after a partial, and how long any implant will last. Talk to your surgeon about whether or not you are a candidate for partial knee replacement and their assessment regarding longevity and risks of revision to a total knee replacement for your particular condition and implant.

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This article was reviewed by Dr. Mark Klaassen paid consultant of Zimmer Biomet.