Friday, 6 October 2017

4 Main Types of Knee Replacement Surgery

There are 4 main types of knee replacement surgery:

1. Total knee replacement
This is the most common form. Your surgeon replaces the surfaces of the thigh bone and shin bone that connects to the knee.

2. Partial knee replacement. 
If arthritis affects only one side of your knee, this surgery may be a possibility. However, it’s only right for you if you have strong knee ligaments. Partial knee replacement can be performed through a smaller cut than is needed for total knee replacement.

3. Kneecap replacement. 
This replaces only the under-surface of the kneecap, but some surgeons advise against this procedure, because total knee replacement surgery has a higher rate of success.

4. Complex (or revision) knee replacement. 
This procedure may be needed if you have very severe arthritis or if you’ve already had two or three knee replacement surgeries.

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