Knee Replacement

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Knee Replacement

Deterioration of your joint and surrounding tissue can make it difficult to perform basic daily activities, even while you sit or lie down. As cartilage wears and bone rubs against bone, pain and reduced mobility follow. Knee replacement surgery can help relieve pain and restore function in diseased knee joints. During knee replacement, a surgeon cuts away damaged bone and cartilage from your thighbone, shinbone and kneecap and replaces it with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers.
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.
The goal of knee replacement surgery is to resurface the parts of the knee joint that have been damaged and to relieve knee pain that cannot be controlled by other treatments. Total knee replacement can lead to dramatic improvements in your quality of life and health. More than 90 percent of people who undergo total knee replacement surgery experience a significant reduction of knee pain and return to their normal daily activities.