Kneecap Replacement

What is Kneecap Replacement?

This is where the surgeon only replaces the inside surface of the knee cap and the groove it fits into. It obviously doesn’t involve such major surgery as a total knee replacement and is quicker to recover from.

It’s only suitable for about one in ten patients though, as by the time patients see a surgeon about knee pain they usually have more extensive damage. This operation is also called a patellofemoral arthroplasty.