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Total Knee Replacement Overview

The knee joint is the largest joint in the body. It is the “hinge” joint of the leg. It’s the joint that allows the leg to bend and straighten. The knee joint is located at the meeting point of the thigh bone (femur) and the shin bone (tibia). The knee cap (patella) covers the area where the two bones meet.

During total knee replacement surgery, the damaged part of your knee is removed and replaced with an implant. Implants are made of various materials: stainless steel, titanium, chrome, cobalt, or polyethylene. Bone cement may also be used in the repair. The choice of implants varies from person to person. Factors considered are your age, activity level, body type, and the amount and strength of your bone and bone tissue. Your surgeon will choose the implant that is best suited for your needs and lifestyle. During total knee replacement surgery, a relatively thin amount of bone is removed from the end of the thighbone, the top of the leg bone, and the underside of the kneecap. This creates bone surfaces that allow the implant to have a good fit. Most of the major ligaments and tendons of the knee are left in place so that the knee can bend and straighten, yet remains steady in position from side-to-side and front-to-back.

Total Hip Replacement

The hip joint helps us keep our balance and supports our weight in all of its movements. The upper end of the leg bone (femur) has a rounded head (femoral head) that fits into a socket (acetabulum) in the pelvis to form the hip joint.

During total hip replacement surgery, the damaged part of the hip is removed and replaced with implants, called components. Your surgeon selects the components that are best for you based on your age, activity level, and body type.

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