Chances are, a relative or friend of yours has had a knee replacement. It is quite a common procedure, as 5% of adults over the age of 50 have at least one artificial knee.
By far the leading cause of knee replacements is osteoarthritis, which is degeneration of the cartilage in your knee joint. This leads to the bones of the knee directly rubbing on one another, causing intense pain. If non-surgical methods to decrease pain prove to be unsuccessful, an orthopedist may recommend a total knee replacement. Read More