A knee replacement is a surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal and plastic covering called a prosthesis or artificial joint. The artificial joint replaces cartilage that has worn away over the years. Knee replacement can eliminate pain and allow artificial joints to function just like normal, healthy joints.
Total knee replacement involves the replacement of the entire surface at the ends of your thigh and shin bones with metal and plastic parts. Damaged cartilage is replaced with new joint surfaces in a step-by-step process.
To be referred to a knee replacement specialist in the Pittsburgh area, call 412.DOCTORS (412.362.8677) (362.8677).
To be referred to a knee replacement specialist in the Erie area, call 814-452-SVMG (7864).