Orthopedics or orthopaedics in the UK is the branch of medicine which deals with the musculoskeletal system, with problems arising from bones, muscles, discs, joints, ligaments and tendons. There is a very large number of operations open to orthopaedic surgeons and joint replacement is one of them.
Total knee replacement and partial knee replacement are two of the most common types of knee replacement surgery now available to patients who have pain and disability secondary to osteoarthritis of the knee.
To understand what is to come and prepare well for knee replacement there is now an abundance of videos on this subject so that a patient can watch a knee replacement surgery video or a partial knee replacement surgery video, or if that is too gory then there is a knee replacement surgery animation which clearly shows the way the knee is replaced.
Video coverage of these operations is very beneficial as it gives a patient a very clear idea of what is to be done to their knee and means they can cooperate in a more informed manner with the physiotherapist after the operation.