When your knee doesn’t respond to medications and treatments, knee replacement surgery is an option. There are two types of replacement surgeries: total knee replacement, the more commonly performed of the two, and partial knee replacement.
The traditional method for repairing a damaged knee is a total knee replacement surgery (TKR). Since the first operation in 1968, doctors have dramatically improved the procedure. In fact, advancements in medical technology have led to precise and highly functional artificial knee implants that nearly duplicate the way the human knee moves — and are custom fit to your body. A TKR is now among the safest and most effective of all standard orthopedic surgeries.
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