What is Total Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement surgery (knee arthroplasty) is a common surgical procedure that involves replacing a damaged, worn or diseased knee with an artificial joint to relieve pain and disability.

The term ‘Total Knee replacement’ is actually is a misnomer as during a total knee replacement surgery the native knee is neither removed nor replaced. During a Knee replacement surgery only the damaged surfaces of the bones contributing to the native knee joint are “resurfaced” and the and replaced with metal caps and plastic inserts like a crown resurfaces a damaged tooth. A total Knee replacement is thus Not a True Replacement but a Resurfacing procedure of the native knee.

Knee replacement surgery is recognized as one of the safest and most successful types of surgery in all of medicine