KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY
Knee replacement surgery, which is essentially resurfacing of the articular surfaces of the joint and reducing inflammation and therefore pain in the knee, has a high success rate in relieving symptoms. Approximately ninety-five out of every hundred joint replacement procedures give good pain relief for a prolonged period of time following the surgery. Knee replacement procedures have become more common due to the aging population.
FULL KNEE REPLACEMENT
• In those patients where there is arthritis throughout the knee which is severe, a full knee replacement will be recommended.
PARTIAL OR UNICOMPARTMENTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
• In those patients with only limited arthritis in one part of the knee, the partial knee replacement procedure may be possible. The advantages of a partial knee replacement are that the procedure is a smaller operation with faster recovery time.