Total Knee Replacement
Patients with arthritis in the knee joint have pain when the smooth cartilage at the ends of the bones is damaged or missing. During knee replacement surgery, the surgeon removes arthritic and damaged bone in the joint, resurfaces the remaining bone and implants a replacement knee joint. Prosthetic joints are made of plastic and metal and are specially selected by the surgeon to match the build of a patient's body. With recent advances in technology and procedures, some patients who couldn’t have knee replacement surgery in the past are now good candidates.