Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement facts

  • Patients with severe destruction of the kneejoint associated with progressive pain and impaired function maybe candidates for total knee replacement.
  • Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for knee replacement operation in the U.S.
  • Risks of total knee replacement surgery havebeen identified.
  • Physical therapy is an essential part of rehabilitationafter total knee replacement.
  • Patients with artificial joints are recommendedto take antibiotics before, during, and after any elective invasiveprocedures (including dental work). Continue Reading

Surgical Treatment of Knee Pain

Partial knee replacement: The surgeon replaces the damaged portions of the knee with plastic and metal parts.

Total knee replacement: In this procedure, the knee is replaced with an artificial joint. It requires a major surgery and hospitalization.

Reviewed on 10/28/2015
Osteoarthritis Pictures Slideshow: Exercises for OA of the Knee


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