What is knee replacement?1
Knee replacement is a type of surgery in which a damaged knee joint is replaced with an artificial one. The surgery is generally considered to be safe and effective. For most patients it results in less pain and more ability to be active.
The most common reason for a knee replacement is to treat osteoarthritis of the knee. Most people who have a knee replacement are over 60 years of age, and knee replacement is usually recommended to treat severe pain or disability.
The medical term for knee replacement is knee arthroplasty