Why get a total knee replacement?
Knee replacement surgery is a treatment for pain and disability in the knee. Damage to the cartilage and bones limits movement and may cause pain. The most common condition that results in the need for knee replacement surgery is osteoarthritis. Forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis that results from a knee injury, may also lead to degeneration of the knee joint. Also, fractures, torn cartilage, and/or torn ligaments may lead to irreversible damage to the knee joint.
Surgery is often considered when medications, changes in activity level and walking supports are no longer helpful. By resurfacing your knee’s damaged and worn surfaces, total knee replacement surgery can relieve your pain, correct your leg deformity and help you resume your normal activities.