With three bones, two cartilage disks and three major ligaments connecting it to the major muscle groups that provide stability, the knee is one of the most complicated joints of the body.

Arthritis is a common cause of knee pain, stiffness, and swelling. At some point, arthritis affects most people – the result of aging, normal wear and tear or post-traumatic arthritis after an injury. When pain and loss of mobility become overwhelming, a knee replacement can help people regain knee function with less pain.

The experts at Wisconsin River Orthopedics provide a comprehensive evaluation to determine if patients are candidates for a partial or total knee replacement procedure.

Knee replacement may be an option for:

  • Individuals living with rheumatoid arthritis
  • People with increasing pain and decreasing mobility after a knee injury (post-traumatic arthritis)
  • Those with osteoarthritis or other debilitating knee pain that is impacting their ability to function