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Total Knee Replacement

The Total Knee Replacement surgery removes the surfaces of the knee joint and inserts a new metal and plastic prosthesis. The femoral replacement is metal and covers the end of the thighbone. The tibial replacement has a metal stem with a plastic tray that glides on the femoral piece. The patellar replacement is plastic and glides in the groove of the femur.

Knee Procedures

What does knee replacement surgery involve?

Providence orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Marc Rankin, featured on NIH Senior Health, uses a model of a leg and thigh bone to demonstrate how the knee replacement procedure is done.

Who needs knee replacement?

Providence orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Marc Rankin, featured on NIH Senior Health, describes the criteria for knee replacement surgery.

What happens after knee replacement surgery?

Providence orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Marc Rankin, featured on NIH Senior Health, describes the therapy and recovery process involved with knee replacement surgery.

Contact Us

Connect with one of our orthopedic physicians or call our physician referral services line at 1-855-823-WELL (9355).

To learn more about Providence’s Orthopedic Services, call us at (202) 534-4400.

Main hospital Phone: (202) 269 7000

Providence Hospital, 1150 Varnum Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20017 2180