Your knee is made of three basic parts that move and work together to ensure a smooth motion and function. When arthritis sets in and the cartilage that cushions the knee wears away or is destroyed, the knee joint requires replacement.
Total knee replacement surgery almost always:
- Stops or greatly reduces knee pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks.
- Increases leg strength. Without knee pain, you’ll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles.
- Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort.
- Provides years of easier movement. Most total knee replacements last for many years.