Jefferson University Hospitals

Knee Replacement Surgery

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When the cartilage has worn away, an artificial knee (called a prosthesis) can take its place. If the cartilage has worn away in both knees, a bilateral total knee replacement may be required.

What Does Knee Replacement Surgery Involve?

During knee replacement surgery, only the surface of the joint is removed; the arthritic ends of the bones are shaved off and replaced with new metal and plastic surfaces. The knee replacement recreates the normal function of the knee.

Why Choose Jefferson for Knee Replacement Surgery in Philadelphia?

Knee replacement surgeries at Jefferson are performed by orthopedic surgeons who set the standards of care for knee replacements. Our Joint Replacement Program is one of the nation's most prestigious, reflected in an impressive volume of more than 6,700 joint replacement surgeries performed annually.