Knee replacement can be an excellent option in many cases, but there are also some contra-indications where a knee replacement
should not be the first choice. For instance, if a
person is young and below 50 years of age, knee replacement can be delayed because the life of implants typically lasts between 15-20 years. Is the person too over-weight? Is the extent of damage limited to a knee section, can anything else be done such as
unicompartmental knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, etc. ...