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Total knee replacement surgery at Quinte Health

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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

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We have created a series of videos to assist you in the preparation for your surgery. We encourage you to take the time to view all of them so you are well prepared for your pre-surgical visit at Belleville General Hospital.

About Surgery at Quinte Health

Find out more about what your experience will be like when you require surgery at Belleville General Hospital.

Common questions from patients about surgery: 

It's natural to have a lot of questions when you come for surgery.  This video includes some of the most common questions patients ask. About anesthesia and medications, who will let you know when your surgery is, post-surgery help, what to do if my wound becomes infected, how can I prepare and so much more.

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.

Parking & patient registration at Belleville General Hospital   

How to get to Belleville General Hospital and where to park at the hospital. How to pay for parking and where to register for your appointment.