Knee problems are very common and can occur in people of all ages. If your
knee pain affects your ability to move and doesn’t improve with
drug treatments and/or physical therapy, your doctor may recommend knee
When to consider Knee Replacement
- Your knee pain that has failed to respond to therapy (medication, injections,
and physical therapy for 6 months or more)
- Your knee pain limits or prevents activities of importance
- You suffer from arthritis of the knee, also known as osteoarthritis or
"wear and tear" arthritis
- Inability to sleep through the night because of your knee pain
What is a Total Knee Replacement?
During a total knee replacement, the surgeon removes damaged cartilage
and bone from the surface of your knee joint and replaces them with a
man-made surface of metal and plastic, called a prosthetic.
What is a Partial Knee Replacement?
In a partial knee replacement, the surgeon only replaces one part of your