For patients suffering from severe degenerative joint disease of the knee, Arthritis & Total Joint Specialists offers total knee replacement surgery, in which the damaged cartilage is removed from the knee joint. Prostheses are then placed in up to three surfaces in the knee joint depending on the severity of the arthritis.
Your doctor may recommend a total knee replacement if:
A partial knee replacement is surgery to replace either the inside (medial) or outside (lateral) parts of the knee, and replaces only the damaged parts. Severe arthritis pain is the most common reason to have a knee replacement, and your doctor may recommend one if pain prevents you from doing daily activities and persists despite other treatments.
Your doctor may recommend a partial knee replacement if: