As Brian Williams prepares to undergo his own knee replacement surgery, “Nightly News” examines the decision to replace worn-down knee cartilage, an increasingly common surgery that will be performed about 650,000 times this year alone.
Are you considering knee replacement surgery or recovering from having had a knee replacement? On Thursday Dr. David Mayman from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City answered questions about the procedure.
The chat was moderated and we accommodated as many questions as possible during the half-hour time period.
Look out for more information from Dr. Nancy Snyderman in the coming weeks as “Nightly News” explores what happens during and after the surgery.
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Total knee replacement surgery is often a last resort for those whose cartilage has worn down, but doctors caution surgery alone is not the sole solution. NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.