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Mr Michael Hanlon - Knee & Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgeon

Private Service, Orthopaedics

Total Knee Replacement

This is a surgical procedure performed on a knee joint that has become painful and/or impaired because of disease, injury or wear and tear.

In total knee replacement, artificial materials (metal and plastic) are used to replace the following damaged surfaces within the knee joint:

  • the end of the femur (thigh bone)
  • the end of the tibia (shin bone)
  • the back of the kneecap (patella)

This operation is a major procedure which requires you to be in hospital for several days and will be followed by a significant period of rehabilitation.  

For more we reccommend the AAOS total knee replacement website information

This page was last updated at 12:48PM on August 10, 2021.