Total and Partial Knee Replacement
If you and your doctor have already tried treating your osteoarthritis with conservative options such as NSAIDs, corticosteroids, and viscosupplementation, you may be considering a total knee replacement surgery.
Traditional total knee replacement surgery replaces a portion of your femur (thigh bone), your patella (knee cap), and your tibia (shin bone) with metal implants. It is a common surgical procedure with more than 35,000 procedures done annually in Australia. For many, it has been the only option available to restore function and remove pain when afflicted with osteoarthritis.