Knee Replacement

JRHA Knee Replacement Implant

Total Knee Replacement Implant

Although there are several conditions which may lead to the need for knee replacement, arthritis is the most common reason. A number of other factors contribute to joint disease, including genetics, developmental abnormalities, repetitive injuries and obesity.

The knee joint is the largest and most complex, and therefore the most stressed joint in the body. It is this complexity and stress which can cause arthritis. Knee replacement surgery – whether total or partial – is an effective treatment for degenerative arthritis in the knee joint.

Arthritis affects over 40 million people in the US, over 10 million in the UK and tens of millions more worldwide.

Most knee replacement patients are between the ages of 60 and 80 years old. In some cases, younger patients with knee problems such as traumatic knee injuries, may also require a total knee replacement. If you are prevented from carrying out your everyday activities due to pain or discomfort in the knee, then you may have arthritis of some kind. Similarly, difficulty in bending, squatting, kneeling, and walking may be indications that a knee replacement is in your future.