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Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgery involves replacing the worn out knee joint with an artificial joint, or prosthesis. The Knee replacement is made of a metal alloy (Cobalt/Chromium) and plastic (polyethylene). After shaping the bones to fit the artificial joint, the prosthesis is then secured to the bone with bone cement.

 

The operation typically takes between one and one and a half hours, with additional time required prior to the operation to provide the anaesthetic. The type of anaesthesia you have will be determined by your general medical health and your own wishes. The majority of patients who undergo hip or knee replacements are offered a spinal anaesthetic should they choose.

 

Healthy knee joint

Osteoarthritis

Total knee replacement for severe varus ("bow-legged") arthritis

Total knee replacement for valgus ("Knock-Kneed") arthritis

Stephen Tai
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
07876 870703
stephen.tai@hertsorthocentre.co.uk

Copyright © 2018. Stephen Tai. All Rights reserved

Copyright © 2018. Stephen Tai. All Rights reserved

Copyright © 2018. Stephen Tai. All Rights reserved

Copyright © 2018. Stephen Tai. All Rights reserved

Call us on

07876 870703
stephen.tai@hertsorthocentre.co.uk

Copyright © 2018. Stephen Tai. All Rights reserved

Stephen Tai
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
07876 870703  /  stephen.tai@hertsorthocentre.co.uk

Copyright © 2018. Stephen Tai. All Rights reserved

Stephen Tai
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
07876 870703
stephen.tai@hertsorthocentre.co.uk

Copyright © 2018. Stephen Tai. All Rights reserved