Total knee replacement is the most successful elective joint replacement surgery in the US with approximately 700,000 badly arthritic or damaged kneesbeing replaced with high-functioning prosthetic knee implants every year.
Knee replacement surgery is the replacement of a painful or poorly functioning knee with artificial components. It is one of the most common orthopedic surgeries performed in the US. You are generally recommended a total knee replacement when your knee is severely damaged by end-stage arthritis or injury. Here’s what you can do to maximize chances of a positive outcome from knee replacement surgery.