Knee replacement surgery removes the damaged cartilage and bone ends and replaces them with implants that include a metal alloy on the end of the thighbone (femur) and polyethylene (plastic) on the top of the shinbone (tibia) and underneath the kneecap (patella). Knee replacement implants are designed to restore function and eliminate as much discomfort as possible while allowing you to return to daily activities. Your surgeon may elect to replace all or part of your knee, depending on your condition and the extent to which your knee is affected by arthritis.
Knee replacement surgery has been extremely successful in helping many patients with arthritis return to their daily activities and relieve their discomfort. To learn more, go to Biomet.com