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The most difficult obstacle to resolving knee pain and receiving a knee replacement is finding good, unbiased information.  The purpose of Knees for You is to help patients better understand their treatment options. Doctors sometimes tend to be too busy to take time to explain things in depth and clearly.  Sometimes there are other alternatives which some doctors don’t believe in or don’t know about, yet could be the perfect solution to your problem. That is the purpose of Knees for You, helping the perspective patient understand total knee replacement, partial knee replacement and knee treatments.

I had a hip resurfacing in 2006.  Many doctors at the time did not know about hip resurfacing and many did not want to train to learn the difficult surgery, so the way I learned about hip resurfacing was thru the internet and discussion groups. There are often new approaches to solving problems that some doctors have not been trained in or have chosen not to accept – that does not mean it is not right for your problem. Therefore, I started the Knees for You Knee Replacement Guide to help give you information about many aspects of knee replacement. Having good information will help you decide what you think is the right solution to your problem. It will help you understand what your doctor is suggesting.

Save Yourself from Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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Patellofemoral pain syndrome (aka runner’s knee) explained and discussed in great detail, including every imaginable self-treatment option and all the available scientific evidence

updated (first published 2003) by Paul Ingraham, Vancouver, Canadabio
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New Nationwide Ratings of Surgeons Based on Patient Outcomes

Nonprofit Consumer Group Releases First‐Ever and Only Nationwide Ratings of Surgeons for Patient Outcomes,  Based on Government Data Previously Kept from the Public

New Website Shows that Similar Patients Have Three Times the Risk of Death or other Bad Outcomes with Some Surgeons Compared to Other Surgeons.

www.surgeonratings.org

WASHINGTON—Preventable medical 

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New Medicare rules for hip, knee replacements take effect in Collier FL

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…After a year of wrangling between the federal government and hospital leaders nationwide, a new rule took effect April 1 that retools Medicare payments for hip and knee replacements…

…Collier County is one of 67 regions nationwide where the new rule applies…

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What is a Total Knee Replacement

A total knee replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased knee joint is replaced with artificial material. The knee is a hinge joint which provides motion at the point where the thigh meets the lower leg. The thigh bone (or femur) abuts the large bone of the lower leg … Read the Rest