When an orthopaedic surgeon performs a total knee replacement, the goal is to give you positive long-term results by:
Providing pain relief
Restoring mobility and function, such as walking and sitting
Correcting any deformity
Knee replacement is a surgical procedure where a diseased or damaged joint is replaced with an artificial joint. It involves removing some small sections of bone where your femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone) and patella (kneecap) come together and replacing them with a combination of surgical-grade metal alloys and highly wear-resistant plastic. The replacement joint is designed to move just like a healthy human joint, and will help with pain and restore the bending movement of the knee
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