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Knee Joint Replacement (cont.)

Knee Joint Replacement Causes

Both chronic osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis commonly cause people to lose knee function and damage the joint to the degree that they need a knee joint replacement (total knee arthroplasty or TKA). But knee damage may also stem from injury or infection. Generally, people require a TKA a decade earlier if the damage is due to rheumatoid arthritis as opposed to osteoarthritis.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/18/2013

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