This procedure restores function to a severely damaged knee. Most commonly, it is used to repair a knee that has been damaged by arthritis. During the procedure, the surgeon replaces the damaged portions of the knee with artificial parts. These parts consist of a metal femoral component, a metal tibial component and a plastic spacer. A small plastic patellar component may also be used.
This is a surgery to fix a damaged or diseased hip. It replaces your hip with implants that restore function to your joint. Instead of the single large incision used in a traditional hip replacement surgery, this method uses two small incisions. This helps speed your recovery.