The goal of knee replacement surgery is to resurface the parts of the knee joint that have been damaged and to relieve knee pain that cannot be controlled by other treatments.
In this surgery, the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee which have been worn out over time are replaced with a prosthesis to alleviate any pain and discomfort it is causing the individual.
Knee arthroplasty is used to surgically treat conditions affecting the knee bones such as Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, or Traumatic arthritis.
Before the actual surgery takes place, the doctor explains the different types of the prosthesis which can be used. There are two types of prostheses that can replace knee bones. They are:
The prosthesis is a combination of 3 major components. These are:
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MRCS, Dip. SICOT, FRCS(Ortho), MCh(Ortho), Specialist - Joint Replacements & Sports Injuries. Fellowship - Joint Replacements ( London, UK) Advanced Arthroscopy & sports Injuries ( New York, USA)View Profile
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