Mr Michael Hanlon - Knee & Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgeon
Private Service, Orthopaedics
Total Knee Replacement
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.