Total knee replacement; Knee arthroplasty; Knee replacement – total; Tricompartmental knee replacement; Subastus knee replacement; Knee replacement – minimally invasive; Knee arthroplasty – minimally invasive
Definition of Knee joint replacement
Knee joint replacement is surgery to replace a knee joint with an artificial joint. The artificial joint is called a prosthesis.
C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 12/20/2010