Knee replacement surgery also known as knee arthroplasty arth row plas tee can help relieve pain and restore function in severely diseased knee joints. Most patients who undergo total knee replacement are age 50 to 80 but orthopaedic surgeons evaluate patients individually total knee replacements have been performed successfully at all ages from the young teenager with juvenile arthritis to the elderly patient with degenerative arthritis. The total knee replacement surgery is considered for patients whose knee joints have been damaged by below conditions osteoarthritis it is a degenerative joint disease patients with this condition are unable to do normal activities due to severe pain the knee may swell or give way because the joint is not stable it is the most common cause of total knee arthroplasty tka rheumatoid . Definition description total knee arthroplasty tka or total knee replacement tkr is a common orthopaedic surgery that involves replacing the articular surfaces femoral condyles and tibial plateau of the knee joint with smooth metal and polyethylene plastic
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