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When should you consider this procedure?
“Total knee replacement (TKR) is a treatment option for nonseptic advanced osteoarthritis and irreparable traumatic injuries when medical management is no longer adequate, reconstructive surgery does not have a good prognosis and arthrodesis and amputation are the other options. Veterinarians should be aware of the TKR benefits for dogs because the public is well-informed about this procedure in people, with more than 400,000 knee replacement surgeries performed in people annually in the United States.”
-William D. Liska, DVM, DACVS
From An inside look at total knee replacement