A total knee replacement is a surgical procedure to replace the worn out joint surfaces of the knee with synthetic materials. A knee replacement is not a complete “bionic” knee. A more fitting description would be a knee “resurfacing” operation.
The goal of knee replacement surgery is that you will be able to walk without pain and be able to take part in sporting activities such as hiking, cycling, golf and lawn bowls.
The life expectancy of a replaced knee joint is approximately 15 - 20 years, and if a problem arises it is possible to perform a revision operation where a new prosthesis inserted.
- Total Knee Replacement