NIH Tutorial on Knee Replacement Surgery
Sometimes the knee joint can be severely damaged due to a variety of causes, such as
arthritis or a
knee injury. This can cause pain and inability to walk.
When appropriate, a
total knee replacement can replace parts of the femur and tibia where they come together. The artificial replacement parts are called "prostheses."
Knee replacement surgery is very successful in helping decrease pain and improve quality of live.
View the Tutorial
The tutorial by the
National Institutes of Health will help you better understand the benefits and risks of this surgery. To view the knee replacement tutorial,
Above content provided by the National Institutes of Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. For advice about your medical care, consult your doctor.