An arthroplasty is a joint replacement.

unicompartmental knee replacement
total knee replacement
components of a total knee replacement


Types of knee arthroplasty

The word 'arthro-plasty' means joint re-shaping, so the term includes all types of knee replacement -

Joint replacement
Knee replacement

Knee Replacement or Arthroplasty

Several discussions about the various kinds of knee replacement and their issues.

Knee replacement surgery

A discussion about the key issues relating to knee replacement.

Interpositional discs

Mentioned for completeness.



MR Imaging of Knee Arthroplasty Implants. Fritz J, Lurie B and Potter HG. Radiographics. September-October 2015; 35(5): 1483–1501.

Innovations in total knee replacement: new trends in operative treatment and changes in peri-operative management. Zanasi S. Eur Orthop Traumatol. 2011 Jul; 2(1-2): 21–31.

See also -

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eBook - Knee arthritis interventions when you are too young for a total knee replacement

Easy-to-follow eBook about what is available if you have knee arthritis and are too young for a knee replacement.