Knee Replacement

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 replacement.

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 knee joint.