In this procedure both the inner and outer arthritic parts of the knee are replaced together with the back of the patella (kneecap) where necessary.
It is indicated for patients who have widespread knee arthritis, rather than arthritis confined to one part of the joint, in whom all appropriate joint preservation techniques have been exhausted.
It is performed through a surgical incision over the front of the knee joint about 8-12cm long. Patients are usually discharged from hospital after 3-4 days.
Modern total knee replacement using implants with a good track record, as used by us, is a reliable procedure that regularly delivers 15-20 years of pain free mobility.
Please click here to view a very useful guide about Total Knee Replacement produced by Arthritis Research UK.