Knee Joint Replacement (cont.)
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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