Total Knee Replacement

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Total Knee Replacement

This procedure restores function to a severely damaged knee. Most commonly, it is used to repair a knee that has been damaged by arthritis. During the procedure, the surgeon replaces the damaged portions of the knee with artificial parts. These parts consist of a metal femoral component, a metal tibial component and a plastic spacer. A small plastic patellar component may also be used.

What is a total knee replacement?

This detailed video explains the entire process of total knee replacement, including preparation, reshaping the bones, inserting the metal components, inserting the spacer, patellar resurfacing, testing the joint, ending the procedure, and physical therapy.