How is the surgery for total knee replacement carried out?
The surgeon makes a cut down the front of the knee. Damaged cartilage is removed and the damaged ends of the bones are cut away. In order to be able to preserve as much of the bone as possible, the metal surface is manufactured to dimensions according to the sex and body size of the patient. The ligaments, which are of great importance, are retained to give the joint its necessary stability following the operation and to allow more natural movement of the knee.