Total knee replacements can be very effective in improving function and decreasing pain for people with osteoarthritis. Due to advancements in knee replacements they now last on average 5-10 years longer than they used to.[3] People are also getting knee replacements earlier in life. But how early is too early?

In the video below, Zacharie answers the question "Am I too young to get a knee replacement?" and gives a number of points to consider when determining when to have your knee replaced.

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The Curovate app has rehab protocols for total knee replacement that help with strengthening and get you back to normal. Download our Curovate physical therapy app from the links below. Curovate provides daily video guided strengthening exercises, the ability to measure knee range of motion, in-app chat with a physical therapist to answer your surgery and recovery questions and educational blogs and webinars.

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1. Bayliss, L. E., Culliford, D., Monk, A. P., Glyn-Jones, S., Prieto-Alhambra, D., Judge, A., ... & Price, A. J. (2017). The effect of patient age at intervention on risk of implant revision after total replacement of the hip or knee: a population-based cohort study. The Lancet, 389(10077), 1424-1430.

2. Britton-Jones, C. A. (2017). Prehabilitation. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 78(12), 729-729.

3. Bone, M. and J. T. (2020, September 2). How long does a hip or knee replacement last? Cleveland Clinic.

4. Deere, K., Whitehouse, M. R., Kunutsor, S. K., Sayers, A., Price, A. J., Mason, J., & Blom, A. W. (2021). How long do revised and multiply revised knee replacements last? A retrospective observational study of the National Joint Registry. The Lancet Rheumatology, 3(6), e438-e446.

5. Kennedy, L. G., Newman, J. H., Ackroyd, C. E., & Dieppe, P. A. (2003). When should we do knee replacements?. The Knee, 10(2), 161-166.

6. Julin, J., Jämsen, E., Puolakka, T., Konttinen, Y. T., & Moilanen, T. (2010). Younger age increases the risk of early prosthesis failure following primary total knee replacement for osteoarthritis: a follow-up study of 32,019 total knee replacements in the Finnish Arthroplasty Register. Acta orthopaedica, 81(4), 413-419.