Find Out What Happens During Knee Replacement Surgery
Joint replacement is called arthroplasty. The most common type of arthroplasty is total joint replacement. During knee replacement, the osteoarthritic joint is removed and replaced with an artificial one (a prosthesis) to relieve pain and restore function. Arthroplasty requires hospitalization and, usually, general anesthesia, though in some instances of knee replacement, regional anesthesia (spinal, epidural, or nerve block) may be used to numb the lower body. The surgery usually takes less than two hours. Of course you will not feel any pain during knee replacement.