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Total Knee Replacement

Total Knee Replacement Total Knee Replacement Femoral Component Tibial Components: plastic spacer metal plate Diseased joint Bones cut Implants in place and shaped Knee Replacement surgery is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve pain and disability. Causes 1. Progressive Arthritis 2. Trauma 3. Destructive diseases of the joint Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for knee replacement in the U.S. Risks 1. Blood Clot 2. Shortness of Breath 3. Chest pain 4. Urinary tract infection 5. Nausea and Vomiting 6. Knee pain and Stiffness Surgery The surgery involves exposure of the front of the knee, with detachment of part of the quadriceps muscle from the patella. The patella is displaced to one side of the joint allowing exposure of the distal end of the femur and the proximal end of the tibia. The ends of these bones are then accurately cut to shape using cutting guides oriented to the long axis of the bones. Information By: surgeons-manhattan-nyc/

Total Knee Replacement

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Patients who receive a total knee replacement are being discharged from the hospital earlier; however they are also being readmitted within 30 days of their operation more frequently. There are also e...


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