Total knee replacement surgery at Quinte Health
What is a Knee Replacement?
The knee is a hinge-like joint. The 2 bones at the knee joint are supported by muscles, ligaments and cartilage allowing you to bend and straighten your leg. In an arthritic or damaged knee, the surfaces of the bones become rough or the cartilage wears away causing pain and stiffness. During knee replacement, the knee joint is replaced with new smooth surfaced parts (artificial knee) that will help relieve pain and restore function.
Your information booklet on total knee replacement surgery at Quinte Health - Total Knee Replacement
You may also wish to refer to this informative website - https://arthritis.ca
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Knee joint replacement post-surgery exercises:
Physical therapy is important to your recover from knee joint replacement surgery. This video will illustration the exercises you will be required to do after your surgery. Please practice your exercises as instructed at least twice a day. You will begin doing exercises to start moving the new joint and strengthening the muscles surrounding the joint soon after surgery.
Belleville General Hospital Parking information
To register for your appointment, Patient Registration is located on Quinte 3 (take the Quinte elevator to level 3).