Total Knee Replacement Surgery
Total knee arthroplasty procedure is not an entirely accurate term. The knee is not totally replaced rather the joint is resurfaced. The cartilage surfaces are removed and replaced with metal and plastic components The overall shape and structure of the bones are maintained. In a normal knee joint the end of the femur (thigh bone), which consists of knuckle-shaped femoral condyles, slides against the upper part of the tibia (shin bone), or tibial plateau.
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