Knee replacement surgery, also known as total knee replacement or arthroplasty, can help relieve pain and restore function in severely damaged knee joints. During the procedure, the damaged bone and cartilage of the femur, tibia, and patella resurface, cutting the damaged areas and replacing them with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, high-quality plastics, and polymers.
The orthopedic surgeon will be the person that can determine whether a knee replacement is right for you. The surgeon will assess your knee's range of motion, stability, and strength.
There are several reasons for the knee joint to be damaged. There are various types of arthritis, among which we can find, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, or Traumatic arthritis.
In all these cases the goal when getting knee surgery is the same, to relieve the knee pain, which usually we have not been able to control using any other treatment.
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