Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) or a total knee replacement is a surgical procedure where a diseased knee joint is replaced with artificial material. The femor (thighbone) is cut to allow placement of a metal implant to recreate the femoral condyles. The tibial plateau, on the tibia (chin bone) is cut straight to allow placement of the implant called a tibial baseplate to hold the meniscus replacement. A plastic insert is placed into the tibial baseplate that is anatomically similar to the height of the patients knee. The final step in the process is to cut the posterior side of the patella (knee cap). A plastic “button” or patella insert is placed to allow the patella and ligaments to track correctly during flex and motion of the knee joint.
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