Knee

The knee joint can develop arthritis over time, leading to a complete wear of the articular cartilage. When this point has been reached in the development of the disease, a partial or a total knee replacement is usually necessary to relieve pain and restore function by replacing the worn cartilage with an artificial bearing on both the lower extremity of the femur (the thigh bone) and the top of the tibia (the main lower leg bone).

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