Knee replacement is a surgical procedure to rectify serious knee damage by removing damaged cartilage and bone in the knee joint. Then, human made artificial bones or joints are replaced. Knee replacement can relieve pain and allow you to be more active.
- Arthroscopic, minimally invasive surgery: Uses tiny tools and small incisions to repair knee damage
- ACL reconstruction: Replaces a damaged ligament in the center of the knee with a healthy ligament.
- Unicompartmental knee surgery: Because only one part of the damaged knee is replaced, this procedure is also called a partial knee replacement.
- Total knee replacement: Removes damaged, often arthritic, cartilage and bone and replaces it with an artificial joint.
Because it is minimally invasive, arthroscopy offers the patient many benefits over traditional surgery. These include:
- No cutting of muscles or tendons
- Less bleeding during surgery
- Less scarring
- Smaller incisions
- Faster recovery and return to regular activities
- Faster and more comfortable rehabilitation