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.
Physical Therapy to Get Your Knee Moving Again
If you have knee or leg pain, physical therapy can help you feel better and get moving again.
Knee Osteoarthritis: When to Consider Surgery
Learn about alternatives to joint replacement surgery to relieve your knee pain, plus how to know when you need to consider surgery.
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.
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.
6 Ways to Cause Knee Damage and Ruin Your Knees
Find out how to avoid knee damage.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Knee Replacement
Find out what to expect with knee replacement surgery in this slideshow.
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.
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.
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.