What is knee replacement surgery?
A knee replacement is surgery to remove a damaged knee joint and replace it with an artificial joint. The replacement will reduce your pain and increase your mobility.
Do I need a knee replacement?
If you are experiencing knee pain which isn’t responding to other treatment then a replacement may be offered.
Knee pain is often caused by wear and tear to the joint. However there are other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, knee trauma, gout and bone dysplasia which may also cause chronic pain.
Most knee replacements are performed on patients between the ages of 60 – 80, due to degeneration of the joint through ageing. However, lifestyle also plays a part such as playing sports or frequently bending and putting pressure on the knee joints.