The knee is a complicated hinge joint that is susceptible to degenerative changes from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and more. There are many types of knee surgery to repair damaged cartilage, replace all or part of the joint, and more.

It may take 3 months to one year to fully recover and benefit from knee replacement surgery (total knee arthroplasty). Most patients can resume normal daily activities within 6 weeks.
A knee replacement surgery typically lasts about 2 hours per knee. Learn about the step-by-step procedure and prostheses of total knee replacement (total knee arthroplasty), a surgery to reduce arthritis joint pain and restore function in a knee.
Total knee replacement surgery (total knee arthroplasty) is an elective surgical procedure used to treat severe pain and loss of function from knee arthritis. Learn about when knee replacement surgery may be utilized to treat knee arthritis.
What can most knee replacement patients expect during recovery and rehabilitation? Certain factors can speed up or slow down a patient’s return to independent living.

Knee replacement surgery may be an option for patients with symptoms of moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis that have not improved after 3 to 6 months of nonsurgical treatment.

Outpatient knee replacement surgery may be an option for people that need straightforward partial or total knee replacement, are in good health, and have a home environment that is conducive to recovery.