Knee joint replacement

Alternative Names

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.

Review

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

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