Knee Replacement Directory
Knee replacement is done to replace a damaged knee joint when a person has trouble doing simple things like walking and when other treatments do not help. Some surgeries can be done using a new method called minimally invasive surgery, which uses a smaller incision. Walking can begin the day after surgery, with minimal assistance needed after about six weeks. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how knee replacement is performed, what to expect after surgery, recovery recommendations, and much more.
How to Prepare for Knee Replacement Surgery
Here’s what to know before your knee replacement surgery, and how to prepare for your return from the hospital.
What’s Knee Replacement Surgery?
Knee replacement surgery is one of the most common bone surgeries in the U.S. If you have severe arthritis, an injury, or a condition that affects your knees, learn more about the type of surgery that might be right for you.
Do I Need Surgery for a Meniscus Tear?
A meniscus tear is a common knee injury. Most of the time, rest, ice, and pain meds are enough to help you feel better. But if they don’t work, you may need surgery. Find out what is involved and when you’ll be on the road to feeling better.
Knee Dislocation Treatment
WebMD explains first aid steps for treating a dislocated knee.
Should You Have Knee Replacement Surgery?
Learn the pros and cons of getting a new knee, and find out how to decide if knee replacement surgery is right for you.
6 Ways to Avoid Workout Injuries
Experts share tips on how to avoid some of the most common fitness injuries while working out smarter.
Joint Replacement: Risks vs. Benefits
Find out the pros and cons of surgery to replace a painful hip or knee joint.
An Exercise Fix for Knee Osteoarthritis
How exercise helped an outdoorsy senior regain his mobility and go bird-watching again.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Knee Replacement
Find out what to expect with knee replacement surgery in this slideshow.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Understanding Osteoarthritis
Delve into the causes, symptoms, and pain relief treatments of osteoarthritis, also called "wear and tear" arthritis or degenerative joint disease.
Slideshow: Tips to Keep Joints Healthy
Dealing with joint pain and arthritis? Find solutions for joint pain and tips to protect your joints from damage.
Knee (Human Anatomy): Images, Function, Ligaments, Muscles
WebMD's Knee Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the knee and its parts including ligaments, bones, and muscles.