Surgery is no small deal. These signs can help you know if it's time.
If you've been battling knee pain for a while now, you might wonder if knee replacement surgery could offer you some lasting relief.
Each year, roughly 790,000 total knee replacements are performed in the U.S., according to the American College of Rheumatology. Advances in surgical techniques and implant materials have made joint replacement one of the most reliable and long-lasting surgical procedures.
But this surgery is not for everyone—and the timing matters. Before making this important decision, here are some signs you should or shouldn't consider knee surgery right now.