Knee Replacement

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Knee Replacement

Knee replacement involves removal of the arthritic components of the knee joint. During surgery, the distal aspect the thigh bone (femur), the proximal aspect of the leg bone (tibia), and the undersurface the knee cap(patella) are removed. The removed components are than replaced with metal end caps on both the femur and tibia that are separated by a plastic spacer. The undersurface of the patella is replaced with a plastic button.


In general, joint replacement surgery is very successful. Patients undergoing total hip replacement consistently report decreased pain, increased strength, and improved overall  function.

Recent data out of France reports overall patient satisfaction of 85% for knee replacement1.


While joint replacements are incredibly durable they wear with time and unforeseen complications can occur that require a revision type surgery. Various rates of survivorship have been reported for joint replacement:

Knee Replacement- On average, at 12 years from surgery,  93 out of 100 individuals who underwent a knee replacement had not undergone a second surgery to address any complication2.

Are you interested in a Knee Replacement? Book an appointment with 
LJB Orthopedics at their locations in LA, Palmdale, & Sherman Oaks, CA.



  1. Dalat&Viehweger 16th European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) Congress
  2. Vertullo CJ1Lewis PLGraves SKelly LLorimer MMyers P Twelve-Year Outcomes of an Oxinium Total Knee Replacement Compared with the Same Cobalt-Chromium Design: An Analysis of 17,577 Prostheses from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry. %  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Feb 15;99(4):275-283. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.16.00092.

 Lucas J. Bader MD

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