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Knee Joint Replacement (cont.)

Prevention

Prevention involves proper use of the new joint.

  • You must follow the instructions given you in physical therapy.
  • People with an unsteady gait who have a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) should consider using a cane or walker.
  • You may be prescribed antibiotics if you have dental work or other surgery, although not all doctors uniformly endorse such antibiotic use.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/18/2013

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