Osteoarthritis is the most common type of knee arthritis. Also called wear-and-tear arthritis or degenerative joint disease, this is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage of the joint. As the protective cartilage is worn away by knee arthritis, bare bone is exposed within the joint. 
              Knee arthritis typically affects patients over 50 years of age. It is more common in patients who are overweight, and weight loss tends to reduce the symptoms associated with knee arthritis. There is also a genetic predisposition of this condition, meaning knee arthritis tends to run in families.
          pain from Arthritis at an early stage can well be treated with pain killers, weight reduction, exercise, and physiotherapy etc., Later when the pain becomes severe with bent and swollen knees then   KNEE REPLACEMENT surgery is the only permanent solution.
     Total knee replacement is one of the most common and very successful surgery done worldwide. This has been done since the early 1970's and millions of people suffering from Arthritic knees have got their life back. Total knee replacement surgery is considered for patients whose knee joints have been damaged by either osteo arthritis, Rheuatoid Arthritis of the joint. 

Total Knee Replacement
Total knee replacement is a procedure utilized to resurface an arthritic knee joint. Unlike total hip replacement, where a large segment of bone is removed, in total knee replacement it is simply the arthritic surfaces of the bone that are trimmed and then resurfaced with metal and plastic parts.
The benefits  of a total knee replacement operation are
The relief of pain
The correction of knee joint deformity
The restoration of knee j
 Recently designed Knee replacement surgery appear to have 85% to 90% survival at twenty years.
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