Total Knee Replacement surgery (TKR) is a routine operation that involves replacing a damaged, worn or diseased knee with an artificial joint. Knee replacement surgery is usually necessary when your mobility is reduced and you experience pain even while resting. Adults of any age can be considered for a knee replacement, although most are carried out on people between the ages of 60 and 80.
The most common reason for knee replacement surgery is osteoarthritis although other conditions may alsocause knee damage, pain and functional problems. A knee replacement is major surgery, so is normally only recommended if other treatments, such as physiotherapy or steroid injections, haven’t helped reduce pain or improve mobility.