What is Knee Replacement Surgery?
Knee replacement surgery also called knee arthroplasty is a surgical procedure to remove and replace a damaged knee joint with an artificial joint called a prosthetic.
The two types of knee replacement surgeries are partial and total knee replacement surgery. A partial knee replacement is surgery to replace only the damaged part of the knee joint either inside or outside of the joint. A total knee replacement is surgery to replace all three parts of the knee joint.
Benefits of Knee Replacement Surgery
Pain relief, increased joint mobility and joint function are some of the benefits of knee replacement.
Symptoms that Lead to Knee Replacement
The following are some of the common reasons people decide to get knee replacement surgery.
- Advanced osteoarthritis in the knee
- Rheumatoid arthritis in the knee
- Pain when walking and climbing stairs
- Pain when getting in and out of chairs
For more information on joint replacement, call Christian Hospital at 314.653.5000 or email us.