Total knee replacement involves three main steps:
- The surface of the joint is removed
- The arthritic ends of the bones are shaved off
- New metal and plastic implants replace the arthritic ends
One of the safest and most effective medical procedures, total knee replacement can also help restore motion and straighten a limb. At NYU Winthrop Hospital, our multidisciplinary team of total knee replacement experts work closely together to develop a customized treatment plan for each patient with the goal of achieving the best outcome possible and improving overall quality of life in the long run.