If you would like to know about knee joint replacement surgery, and the costs of knee joint replacement surgery, the information in this section will interest you.
Partial knee replacement or total knee replacement surgery - also known as total knee joint arthroplasty - is usually undertaken when knee problems associated with osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis have resulted in the wearing down of the knee joint. In a total knee replacement operation, a surgeon cuts away damaged bone and cartilage from your thighbone, shinbone and kneecap, and replaces it with an artificial knee joint (knee prosthesis) made of metal alloys, plastics and polymers. Total knee replacement surgery should improve an individual's mobility, by reducing pain and improving the function of the knee joint.
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