Knee Pain: Treat, Repair, or Replace?

Non-surgical treatment often does the trick, but sometimes its not enough.

The driving force behind the decision to have knee surgery "is pain, not loss of function," says John Bergfeld, MD, director of Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. "But once pain is effectively treated, youll often find that youre also more mobile. Thats why its important to try non-surgical treatments first, and consider surgery only if those fail."
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