Are you a candidate for total knee replacement?

The goal of total knee replacement is to improve pain, function and quality of life of a person suffering from moderate to severe arthritis. The ideal candidate is someone with bone on bone arthritis who has difficulty walking short distances, shopping, getting in and out of a car, ascending and descending stairs, and participating in low impact recreational activities such as gardening, tennis, golf, biking, bowling and hiking.

Pain in the knee should be present for several months and persistent despite a trial of safe painkillers and attempt at weight loss and exercises. It should be enough in intensity to force the person to stop or significantly restrict their normal, routine activities.

To find out if total knee replacement surgery makes sense for you could start off by taking a free quiz with a few specific questions that can point you in the right direction. This knee function assessment tool will give you a series of questions to answer and then it will generate a knee score to give you an idea if you might be a candidate for total knee replacement surgery will help to find out if you’re a candidate for total knee replacement surgery

If you have knee pain which is already interfering with your quality of life, it may be time to meet Dr Mudit Khanna for a detailed assessment of your condition

How the Oxford Knee Score can help you decide if you are a candidate for Total Knee Replacement

The Oxford Knee Score Quiz is a quick questionnaire you can fill out online to see if you’re a good candidate for knee replacement surgery. The questionnaire will ask you a set of 12 questions to get an idea of how long your knee pain has persisted, how it’s impacting your life, and what pain management options you’ve already tried in the past. The questionnaire will also provide a series of options for each question for which you can select your answers. When you are done, you will receive a score ranging from 0-48. If your score falls below a 30, you may be a candidate for knee replacement surgery. But if you score above a 30, you are not likely to need a replacement just yet.