Close Window
Library Search Go Advanced Search
Español (Inicio)

Health Videos

Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement surgery has been performed for over thirty years, providing relief for those with chronic, debilitating pain caused by degeneration of the cartilage in the knee, angular deformities, or serious knee injuries.  The surgery isn’t even quite so radical as the name might imply – in truth, only a small portion of bone in the knee is removed, and covered with a combination of metal and plastic components to form the new surfaces of the joint.  With the new surfaces sliding together smoothly, the bone no longer rubs together and pain is relieved.

This video reviews knee replacement surgery and what you can expect from it. 

Open Video Transcript

© 2000-2017 The StayWell Company, LLC. 780 Township Line Road, Yardley, PA 19067. All rights reserved. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.