-- Question: What Are The Various Kinds Of Knee Replacements Available Today And What Are The Pros/Cons Of Each?
Answer: There are two main types of knee replacements. Most of the knee replacements still work as a total knee replacement where it involves putting a metal prosthesis in the top part of your knee called the femur and a plastic prosthesis in your knee cap as well as the bottom part of your knee called the tibia.
For people who have less severe arthritis and especially have having one compartment of the knee having severe arthritis there is another type of knee replacement called a unicompartimental knee replacement. Those are again meant for people who only have one part of the knee that has severe arthritis that might be causing the pain.