Total Knee Replacement

The knee is a hinge joint connecting the thigh bone to the lower leg bone. In a healthy knee joint there is cartilage covering the ends of both bones which allows the bones to glide together when the knee is bent. Destruction of the cartilage results in significant pain and decreased movement.

When conservative treatment fails, such as therapy, weight loss, medications, or pain management, total knee replacement surgery is an option. An orthopedic surgeon removes the damaged joint and replaces it with an artificial joint designed to restore function.

The goal of surgery is pain relief and increased mobility and strength.

Partial Joint Replacement 
A partial joint replacement is when only one of the joint components is replaced.

Bilateral Knee Replacement
In certain cases, there is benefit to replacing both knees in the same operative procedure.