Total knee replacement surgery
If you are considering knee replacement surgery, you have come to the right page. Here at Private Healthcare UK, it is our mission to provide you with a plethora of information regarding total knee replacement surgery to help you prepare for the procedure. Whether you have decided to have the procedure or are still in the planning stages, we can help.
Expert advice on knee replacement surgery
Knee replacement surgery aims to ease the pain caused by wearing of the cartilage in the knee joint. A total knee replacement can improve range and motion of the knee and ease the pain caused by arthritis.
As with any operation, there are certain risks involved and our website aims to arm you with everything you need to know about the positives and negatives of total knee replacement surgery. We understand that committing to total knee replacement surgery is a big decision and that is why we are dedicated to providing you with vital information on all aspects of the procedure including the benefits and the risks.
We can provide you with information on the following:
- Alternative treatments
- The risks of knee replacement surgery
- The procedure itself
- Why you need knee replacement surgery
Find your nearest knee replacement specialist online
At Private Healthcare UK, you can gain access to a database of over 2, 500 specialists that are based in the UK. Finding a specialist in your local area is easy. Simply enter your postcode to find a knee replacementspecialist near you.
The information here is a guide to common medical practice. Each hospital and doctor will have slightly different ways of doing things when carrying out knee replacement surgery, so you should follow their guidance where it is different from the information given here. Because all patients, conditions and treatments vary it cannot cover everything. Use this information when making your knee replacement surgery choices with your doctors. You should mention any worries you have. Remember that you can ask for more information at any time.
What is the problem?
You have arthritis of your knee joint. This is causing you pain in the joint. You may have reduced movement of the joint.
What is a knee joint?
The knee is quite a complex hinge joint. It is formed by the ends of the thighbone (femur) and the shinbone (tibia). The kneecap (patella) moves over and protects the joint at the front.