What is Knee Replacement

What exactly is Knee Replacement? Our medical encyclopedia can get you started in your journey to learn more about this procedure. Continue your research by choosing one of the procedure sections to the left.

Knee Replacement Definition

Alternate Names for Knee Replacement:
Knee arthroplasty


This surgery involves removing a diseased or injured knee joint and replacing it with an artificial one.


Learn what Knee Replacement is
What Is
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Reasons For Knee Replacement
Reasons For
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Knee Replacement Complications
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
Knee Replacement Details
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
Knee Replacement Results
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
When to Contact Doctor about Knee Replacement
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.

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