Knee replacement surgery is usually necessary when the joint is worn or damaged, making it difficult to carry out normal daily activities and causing severe pain even when resting.
You may need a replacement if:
If you are suffering from these symptoms, we would advise you to contact your GP in the first instance, who may refer you to an Orthopaedic Surgeon to discuss possible treatment options.
In knee replacement surgery, the damaged knee joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint (also known as a prosthesis) made of a metal alloy or ceramic. The full surgery usually takes between 45 and 90 minutes to complete.