Knee Replacement

Knee Replacement

This is the commonest joint replaced in India. Here the diseased ends of the thigh and leg bones and sometimes the surface of the knee cap are replaced. The components are made of cobalt chrome alloys and poly ethylene. Recently implants made of titanium and oxinium have also been introduced. If only one half of the knee joint is badly worn out, that half alone can be replaced. This is called unicondylar knee replacement.