Knee Replacement Surgery
What is knee replacement surgery?
Total or partial knee replacement or total knee arthroplasty is a surgical procedure to replace the worn-out weight-bearing portion of the knee joint with parts made of metal and plastic. The goal of knee replacement is to relieve pain and restore mobility.
Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for knee replacement. Over time, the cartilage that exists between the bones in the knee joint wears down or becomes damaged.