Total knee replacement is most cost-effective in those who are severely affected

Total joint replacement can be one of the best procedures you can have. It can be life changing. It is a routinely performed procedure in both the lower- and upper-limbs and is generally reserved for people who have exhausted non-surgical treatment. A study from the United States suggests that the most cost-effective cohort of people to have a total knee replacement are those that are severely affected (with respect to quality of life and pain). Those with minimal symptoms may have less improvement in quality of life.