Brian Williams to Undergo Knee Replacement, Turning Spotlight onto Joint Replacement Surgery

by North Memorial

Knee PainNBC news anchor Brian Williams shared during a broadcast that he will undergo knee replacement surgery -- a procedure that takes place at least 650,000 times annually in the United States. Williams, who is 54, cited a common complaint -- pain that kept him awake at night -- as a reason he decided to have the procedure.

For many, the decision to have joint replacement surgery comes down to quality of life -- a desire to reduce or eliminate discomfort and return to favorite activities that may have been limited by joint pain.

Experts from North Memorial's Joint Replacement Center discuss knee replacement surgery in the following short videos from

Reasons for Knee Replacement Surgery

Chuck Lister, RN, Joint Replacement Center Coordinator

Types of Knee Replacement Surgery

William Lundberg, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

Physical Therapy after Knee Replacement Surgery

Andrew Arthur, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

Click here for more information about the Joint Replacement Center at North Memorial Medical Center, or call 763-581-8780.

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