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The two main types of knee replacement surgery include a total knee replacement and a partial knee replacement, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. These surgeries may also involve added joint comp... More »

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Anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, reconstructive surgery, meniscus transplant and unicompartmental knee replacement are all intensive knee surgeries. The surgeries are all replacement procedures and require a significa... More »

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As of March 2015, the newest type of knee replacement surgery is a quadriceps-sparing, minimally-invasive total knee replacement, according to the University of Washington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine. The surgical te... More »

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Most people who have knee replacement surgery feel or hear clicking when the knee is bent or when walking, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. This clicking comes from the metal or plastic of the r... More »

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Knee cap replacement surgery, also known as a patellofemoral replacement, involves removing and replacing worn down cartilage and bone surfaces with plastic or metal implants, according to the American Academy of Orthopa... More »

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Partial knee replacements have the added complications of pain relief issues and the possibility of total knee replacement in the future, as this procedure only replaces one out of three knee compartments, notes the Amer... More »

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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons explains that total knee replacement involves four basic steps: preparing the knee by removing damaged cartilage and a small amount of underlying bone; replacing the missing t... More »

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