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Knee Anatomy :: Knee Arthroscopy :: ACL Reconstruction :: Total Knee Replacement
Uniknee Replacement :: Revision Knee Replacement :: Knee Home Exercise Program
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Normal Anatomy of the Knee Joint

How does the Knee joint work?
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Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into a joint. Arthroscopy is a term that comes from two Greek words, arthro-, meaning joint, and -skopein, meaning to examine.

The benefits of arthroscopy involve smaller incisions, faster healing, a more rapid recovery, and less scarring. Arthroscopic surgical procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis and the patient is able to return home on the same day.

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Total Knee Replacement (TKR)

A total knee replacement (TKR) or total knee arthroplasty is a surgery that resurfaces an arthritic knee joint with an artificial metal or plastic replacement parts called the ‘prostheses'.

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL Reconstruction

The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the major stabilizing ligaments in the knee. It is a strong rope like structure located in the centre of the knee running from the femur to the tibia. When this ligament tears unfortunately it doesn't heal and often leads to the feeling of instability in the knee.

ACL reconstruction is a commonly performed surgical procedure and with recent advances in arthroscopic surgery can now be performed with minimal incisions and low complication rates.

ACL Reconstruction Hamstring Tendon

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ACL Reconstruction Patellar Tendon

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Uni Condylar Knee Replacement

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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Revision Knee Replacement

This means that part or all of your previous knee replacement needs to be revised. This operation varies from very minor adjustments to massive operations replacing significant amounts of bone and hence is difficult to describe in full.

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Knee Home Exercise Program

Please click below button to view some exercises that your doctor may recommend to help speed your recovery

Knee Home Exercise Program

 

Total Knee Implants Designed With Women in Mind

Total knee replacement is one of the safest and most successful types of surgery; in well over 90% of cases, it is complication-free and results in significant pain relief and restoration of mobility.1

Find out more about Total Knee Implants Designed With Women in Mind with the following link.

Knee Home Exercise Program

 

Please use the links below to get more information from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:

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Partial Knee Resurfacing

 

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