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Mercy's Knee Replacement Surgery Guide

Great orthopedic care comes from expertise.

Knee pain is difficult to ignore, affecting every step you take. When knee pain and loss of function become severe, it’s time to consider different treatment options. Surgery becomes a consideration when medicines and other treatments no longer relieve pain.

In knee replacement surgery, doctors remove the damaged ends of the thigh and lower leg (shin) bones and insert new artificial joint surfaces. Download our knee replacement surgery guide to learn about:

  • Preparations for surgery
  • Surgery and the hospital stay
  • Healing and recovery

With more than 150 orthopedic specialists, Mercy provides specialized, expert care to our patients.

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