Total Knee Replacement

Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement, also called total knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which the worn out or damaged surfaces of the knee joint are removed and replaced with artificial parts. Arthritis (inflammation of the joints), injury, or other diseases of the joint can damage this protective layer of cartilage, causing extreme pain and difficulty in performing daily activities.

Am I a candidate for a knee replacement?

What are the causes of knee osteoarthritis?

Do I need a knee replacement?

How long will it last?

What types of implants will I get?

Will my surgeon use a computer, robot, or custom cutting guide in my surgery?

Is knee surgery and recovery very painful?

How big will my scar be?

Will I need general anesthesia?

How long will I stay in the hospital?

How long does it take to recover?

Post-operative care

Risks and complications

Shellharbour Public Hospital
15-17 Madigan Blvd
Mount Warrigal NSW 2528
Escarpment Orthopaedics & Sports
54 Princes Highway
West Wollongong NSW 2500
Wollongong Private Hospital
360/364 Crown St
Wollongong NSW 2500
Wollongong Public Hospital
252 Loftus St
Locked Bag 8808
South Coast Mail Centre