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Think Twice Before Getting Knee Surgery

Allen Frances | Posted 05.06.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

There is every reason to believe that surgery is especially prone to placebo effects. The more dramatic the procedure, the more likely it raises hope of cure. "Quick, operate before the patient gets better" is one of those jokes that orthopedic surgeons tell among themselves, barely covering a hard truth: that a lot of elective surgery might be unnecessary or even harmful.

Knee Replacement Recovery: Get Ready for the 3 'Powerful P' Experiences

Martha Nelson | Posted 07.13.2013 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

The evening after knee replacement surgery, I was startled to see the size of my right leg. Having been sliced and diced, stitched and stapled, it was seemed as if I had gained ten pounds, all in that leg.

To Knee or Not to Knee: Three Things to Consider Before You Say, 'I Want a Knee Replacement'

Martha Nelson | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

Now on the other side of the decision, here are the three things I think are important to understand as you decide whether to have knee replacement surgery.