The Orthopaedic Center, P.A.
2112 F Street NW, Suite 305
Washington D.C. 20037
Phone: (202) 770-1447
Appointments: (202) 912-8480
Fax: (202) 912-8484
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A total knee replacement (TKR) or total knee arthroplasty is a surgery that resurfaces arthritic knee joint with an artificial metal or plastic replacement parts called “prostheses.”
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This simply means that only a part of the knee joint is replaced through a smaller incision than would normally be used for a total knee replacement. The knee joint is made up of 3 compartments, the patellofemoral and medial and lateral compartments between the femur and tibia (i.e. the long bones of the leg). Often only one of these compartments wears out, usually the medial one. If you have symptoms and X-ray findings suggestive of this then you may be suitable for this procedure.
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