A Total Knee Replacement is a common operation that involves replacing a damaged, worn or diseased knee with an artificial joint.
A knee replacement is major surgery, so is normally only recommended if other treatments, such as physiotherapy or steroid injections, have not reduced pain or improved mobility.
Knee replacement is considered the last resort when the pain becomes unbearable. The good news is as technology improves the risks are decreasing. With regional anesthesia there is less stress on the body. With newer tools like robotic surgery and patient specific guides the surgeries are becoming less invasive and more precise.