Knee arthroplasty replaces some or all of the joint with metal and plastic.

total knee replacement on model
partial knee replacement

 

Knee arthroplasty and the concept of compartments

From the point of view of joint replacement, the knee is considered to have three compartments, and implants may replace any or all of them. These include the two tibio-femoral compartments and the patello-femoral compartment.

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Synonyms: 
knee replacement
knee implant
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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
BSc (Hons), MB BCh, MBA

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