Knee replacement surgery info

If you want to know more about knee replacement surgery then read this article. Knee osteoarthritis affects millions of people around the globe. One out of three adults over the age of 50 suffer from osteoarthritis 

Why a knee replacement? 

In knee replacement surgery, the ends of the femur and tibia, are removed and replaced with surgical metal and high- tech plastic. The plastic replaces the cartilage, which allows your joint to move freely and normally.

Do you need a new knee? 

If your knee causes so much pain when you take part in everyday activities, or if you have an unstable knee or it does not work properly, then you might need knee replacement surgery. 

What is the best age to have a knee replacement?

Most people who have knee replacement surgery are over 60. Doctors will tell you, that a knee replacement lasts on average 15 years. So the earlier you have the knee replacement surgery, the more likely you will require more surgery later. Remember that the age will vary greatly from one person to another, and that the time period a knee replacement lasts varies from person to person.