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What is the definition or description of: knee replacement?

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: A New Knee

A total knee replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged cartilage within the knee joint is replaced by a combination of metal and polyethylene (high-grade medical plastic).
The surgery is indicated for patients with severe arthritis and disabling pain that has failed to respond to non-operative or conservative care.

In brief: A New Knee

A total knee replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged cartilage within the knee joint is replaced by a combination of metal and polyethylene (high-grade medical plastic).
The surgery is indicated for patients with severe arthritis and disabling pain that has failed to respond to non-operative or conservative care.
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Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Sports Medicine

In brief: Easy!

It is when a surgeon removes and exchanges some are all of the componets of your knee.
The bottom end of the thigh bone(femur), the upper end of the shin bone(tibia) and the undersurface of the knee cap(patella).

In brief: Easy!

It is when a surgeon removes and exchanges some are all of the componets of your knee.
The bottom end of the thigh bone(femur), the upper end of the shin bone(tibia) and the undersurface of the knee cap(patella).
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