TKR is the replacement of the diseased knee joint by an artificial implant. Over the years, your knee joint takes many stresses and strains and strains during daily activities. When a disease process or injury to your knee occurs, the cartilage surfaces of the knee joint degenerate or wear out.
During total knee replacement surgery, the diseased and/or arthritic ends of the bones are removed. A metal component is secured to the femur, and plastic components are attached to the tibia and patella. In this way, the smooth surfaces of the knee joint are restored, pain-free motion is again possible and it works as a normal knee joint.
For each implant type, there is a wide range of models manufactured in different sizes as the anatomy of the knee varies from one individual to another. The surgeon will prepare for the operation on your knee joint with a graphic plan compiled on the basis of X-rays and will thus determine the model, size and position of the implant parts.