At What Stage of Knee Pain Does Patient Require Knee Replacement?

Arthroplasty involves replacement of a weight-bearing portion of the knee joint by an artificial structure. In general, the surgery consists of replacing the diseased or damaged joint surfaces of the knee with metal and plastic components shaped to allow continued motion of the knee. Knee replacement surgery can be performed as a partial or a total knee replacement. Today, knee replacement surgery is one of the most common bone surgeries performed around the world.