Total Knee Replacement
The word “replacement” gives the impression that I am removing the entire knee. However, I will only resurface the damaged bone and cartilage of your joint.
During surgery, the joint is exposed by an incision, made down the center or off to the side of the knee. The damaged bone ends are then resurfaced with components designed to re-create the natural contours of the bones in a healthy knee.
The metal and polyethylene (plastic) implants allow the bones to smoothly glide against each other, like your natural cartilage.
As with any major operation, there are possible complications. I will discuss these risks and other details of the procedure with you.
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