The most common surgical knee intervention performed for osteoarthritis (OA) is a total knee replacement. During this procedure, the natural joint is removed and replaced with an artificial implant. This treatment option is usually offered to patients with advanced osteoarthritis of the knee. Total knee replacement may not always be optimal for patients with early to mid-stage OA in just one or two of the patellofemoral (top), medial (inner) or lateral (outer) compartments of the knee.
If you are suffering with partial OA of the knee, your surgeon may recommend a partial knee replacement.
The following information is designed especially for patients who have been booked to receive a joint replacement by an orthopaedic surgeon. Please enter the password provided to you by your surgeon - if you do not have a password, please contact your surgeon’s rooms or hospital.