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.
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.
Why Does My Knee Hurt? What Causes Knee Pain?
Got knee pain? It can happen for lots of reasons. What’s the cause for you?
An Overview of Knee Pain
Knee pain is one of the most common complaints heard by doctors. Learn all about knee pain, including what you can do for yours.
Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections
Hyaluronic acid joint injections are one treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee. Learn about about what they are and when they're given.
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.
Most Common Sports Injuries
Learn about the most common sports injuries and ways to help prevent them.
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.
Slideshows & Images
A Visual Guide to Knee Replacement
Find out what to expect with knee replacement surgery in this slideshow.
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.
Tips to Keep Joints Healthy
Dealing with joint pain and arthritis? Find solutions for joint pain and tips to protect your joints from damage.
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.