Total Knee Replacement, commonly known as TKR, is a surgical procedure where the damaged or diseased knee joint is replaced with artificial components. Our knee joint, a vital hinge-like structure, is responsible for providing the motion required to perform daily activities like walking, running, or climbing stairs. With age, trauma, or conditions such as osteoarthritis, the knee joint can wear out, causing pain and reduced mobility. A TKR procedure is generally recommended when conservative treatments like medications, physiotherapy, or walking supports no longer provide relief.

TKR is a common procedure with hundreds of thousands of surgeries performed globally each year. It becomes an option when the knee joint becomes severely damaged, either through degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic injuries, or other rare conditions. The goal of the procedure is to restore functionality, relieve pain, and enhance the quality of life for patients.

For many, the decision to undergo TKR is pivotal. As the knee plays a central role in movement, its deterioration can significantly hamper an individual’s daily life. Activities that were once simple and enjoyable, such as playing with grandchildren, gardening, or even just taking a walk, can become painful chores. That’s where the promise of a new, pain-free knee becomes a beacon of hope for many.