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Total Knee Replacement May Entitle You To Social Security Disability Benefits

Those who suffer from bilateral knee pain may be perfect candidates for total knee replacement.  Advances in medical technology have made this procedure quite popular. If the pain in your knees is so severe that it is preventing you from performing your daily responsibilities in the workplace, filing for Social Security Disability benefits is a good idea. In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has created specific medical listings for those individuals whose impairments are so severe, they immediately qualify for benefits. In discussing the knee in particular, SSA considers the knee to be a major weight-bearing joint and if the injury results in the "inability to abulate [the knee] effectively," with knee replacement as the only viable option to lessen the pain, getting disability benefits might be easier than you think.