Joint replacement is removing damaged joint cartilage and underlying bone and replacing it with metal and plastic.

partial knee replacement

Tibiofemoral partial knee replacement, replacing one compartment of the joint.

total knee replacement on model

Model bones to show the components of a total knee replacement. In fact this only shows replacement of the tibiofemoral joints, but the patellofemoral are generally also replaced.

 

Joint replacement in the knee

In the knee the surgeon can replace the whole joint, or part of the joint.

Synonyms: 
Arthroplasty
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Knee replacement surgery

A discussion about the key issues relating to knee replacement.

Article about the place of revision arthroplasty after failure of primary arthroplasty due to arthrofibrosis.

Discussion looking at the alternatives to a joint replacement in active patients whose osteoarthritis tends to be limited.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Lessons Learned From Managing a Prospective, Private Practice Joint Replacement Registry: A 25-year Experience. Carothers JT, White RE, Tripuraneni KR, Hattab MW and Archibeck MJ. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Feb; 471(2): 537–543.


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