With the goal of relieving pain, restoring motion, and straightening your limb, a total knee replacement surgery is used to replace your painful knee joint with an artificial knee prosthesis made of metal and plastic. The artificial knee replacement recreates the normal function of the knee joint.
During total knee replacement surgery, only the surface of your joint is removed. Your knee doctor will remove the arthritic ends of your bones and replace them with new metal and plastic surfaces, which will recreate the normal function of your knee joint. Like any joint replacement procedure, total knee replacement surgery will require ample time for recovery as well as appropriate physical therapy in order to achieve the best results.