KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY

Total Knee Replacement

 

A total knee replacement may be recommended when you are diagnosed with knee arthritis, with the aim of improving pain and function. Total knee replacements are performed with the assistance of a robot or navigation system.

 

Partial Knee Replacement

A partial knee replacement can be beneficial when you are diagnosed with knee arthritis that is present in one area of your knee joint.  It is an excellent operation to improve pain and function. Partial knee replacements are performed with robotic assistance.

Dr Brown may recommend total or partial knee replacement if the initial treatments have failed and knee pain continues to affect your sleep and quality of life and impact on function.

What's involved?

  • The procedures involve surgical removal of the arthritis within the knee joint and replacement of the surfaces with metal. An ultra-high density polyethylene component is placed between the metal surfaces

  • Walking will begin on the day of the surgery, and an exercise program will begin the following day. The hospital stay is usually 3 days for total knee replacement and 2 days for a partial knee replacement

  • You may benefit from post-operative physiotherapy exercise

  • Your surgical incision will be reviewed 2 weeks after surgery