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Knee Replacement

The knee is quite a complicated piece of anatomy, as it requires cooperation from thighbones, shinbones, kneecaps, ligaments, and muscles in order to stay strong and healthy. If this collaboration is interrupted due to disease or injury, patients experience pain, weakness, and limited movement.

Knee replacement surgery, sometimes known as knee arthroplasty, relieves pain and corrects leg deformities.

During a total knee replacement, surgeons at Texas Orthopedic Hospital remove damaged cartilage and bone, introduce metal components to recreate the surface of the joint, implant an artificial device made of metal alloys, ceramic or plastic, and insert a medical-grade plastic spacer to encourage a smooth, gliding surface.