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Total Knee Replacement Surgery

NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group has been developing a new patient decision aid for total knee replacements over the last year. The decision aid provides information on:

  • When it would be of benefit to have a total knee replacement;
  • Steps to take prior to knee replacement surgery;
  • Exploration of some possible preconceptions about knee replacement surgery;
  • What to expect at the time of and after a knee replacement.

This service is provided for patients for whom knee replacement is being considered as a possible option, either now or at some time in the future. The decision aid consists of a video in which a consultant surgeon will show you what the operation involves and a series of questions to enable you to make a decision as to whether total knee replacement surgery is the best option for you.

Register online at with your email address to view the video. Allow about 40 minutes. You may like to watch the videos and complete the questions with a friend or relative.

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