What Is A Total Knee Replacement?
Many people believe that a knee replacement involves ‘swapping’ a damaged knee for a new and improved model, but the word ‘replacement’ is rather misleading and you’ll rarely hear knee surgeons use it.
The treatment is actually a resurfacing, which involves adding metal components to the damaged ends of the femur and tibia (thighbone and shinbone) and placing a plastic bearing in between.
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