What is Knee Replacement Surgery ?
Also known as knee arthroplasty, it involves treating the weight-bearing areas of the knee and restoring the proper functioning of the knee. It is done in patients suffering from chronic knee pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, joint diseases due to trauma, osteoporosis, joint collapse, and/or cartilage tears. The damaged parts of your thigh bone, shinbone, and the front and sides of the knee are cut off followed by replacement using medically compatible plastic or polymeric materials. The surgical technique and type of knee replacement may vary depending on the patients’ age, weight, and level of disease, knee shape, and anatomy of the region.