You used to run up the steps. Sometimes you even wanted to see how fast you could reach the top. But then your knee started getting sore. Suddenly, just trying to walk up a flight of stairs became painful. And the further you went, the more it hurt.

If knee pain interrupts you when you work, sleep, walk, drive or rise from a chair—and if medicine and other treatments no longer work—you may consider total knee replacement. It’s not a decision to take lightly.

The orthopaedic experts at Grand View Health make triumphant comebacks happen. Our focus will always be personal. We’ll take the time to help you understand every option. We’ll sit down with you, answer your questions, and give you the information you need to make the best choice.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about total knee replacement to help guide you: