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Total Shoulder Joint Replacement


Knee replacement is a surgical procedure performed to treat pain and disability in the knee caused by diseases like Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and Traumatic arthritis. During the procedure, the orthopedic surgeon starts by removing the damaged surfaces of the knee joint and resurfaces the knee joint with the prosthesis. The knee prosthesis is made out of metal and plastic. The most common artificial knee prosthesis used by surgeons include cemented prosthesis that comprises of three components, namely the tibial component (to resurface the top of the tibia or shin bone); the femoral component (to resurface the end of the thigh bone; and the patellar component (to resurface the bottom of the kneecap that rubs against the thigh bone).