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 Avoid Knee Injuries
Learn more from WebMD about knee injuries, which are far more common in women than in men, and how to avoid them.
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.
What Is Knee Dislocation?
A knee dislocation is a rare but serious injury. Learn what can cause knee dislocation and how it’s treated.
Knee Injuries and Ostoearthritis
Learn more about knee pain and its causes, including arthritis, tendinitis, cartilage tears, ligament injuries, and more.
Weak in the Knees?
An innovative fitness program is helping female athletes stay healthy
Beyond Arthritis: Hip and Knee Replacements for Women
With the baby boom generation hitting their 60s -- the age at which joints start to hurt and ultimately give out -- more and more women are seeking knee and hip replacements to maintain their active lifestyle.
Artificial Joints on the Rise
The rates of knee and hip replacements are rising rapidly as more women and men seek a new lease on active living.
The Seven Most Common Sports Injuries
Find out how you can prevent and treat the seven most common sports injuries.
Slideshows & Images
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.
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 Knee Replacement
Find out what to expect with knee replacement surgery in this slideshow.