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How is Knee Surgery Performed

How is Knee Surgery Performed

 

Knee surgery is a common major surgery that is performed on over 600,000 people worldwide each year. During the procedure, the damaged bone and cartilage of the knee joint is surgically removed and replaced with artificial implants. The implants are made of a smooth and strong material that eliminates the painful bone-on-bone contact of the damaged natural knee joint.

 

Almost all knee replacement implants consist of four components:

  • The tibial (shin) components
    • Contains two different components that will replace the top of the shin bone. It consists of a metal tray attached directly to the bone and a plastic spacer to provide the lower half of the new joint’s bearing surface.

 

  • The femoral (thigh bone) component:
    • A single component that will replace the bottom of the thigh bone. It also provides the top half of the new joint’s bearing surface and sits in the groove of the kneecap for support.

 

  • The patellar (kneecap) component:
    • This component replaces the kneecap to protect the joint as it rubs against the femur.

 

*Safety Note: Knee replacement surgery is intended to relieve knee pain and improve knee functions. However, implants may not produce the same feel or function as your original knee. There are potential risks with knee replacement surgery such as loosening, fracture, dislocation, wear and infection that may result in the need for additional surgery. Longevity of implants depends on many factors, such as types of activities and weight. Do not perform high impact activities such as running and jumping unless your surgeon tells you the bone has healed and these activities are acceptable. Early device failure, breakage or loosening may occur if you do not follow your surgeon’s limitations on activity level. Early failure can happen if you do not guard your knee joint from overloading due to activity level, failure to control body weight or accidents such as falls. Talk to your doctor to determine what treatment may be best for you.

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