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Partial Knee replacement and Total Knee replacement

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When you have a total knee replacement, the surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from the surface of your knee joint and replaces them with a man-made surface of metal and plastic. In a partial knee replacement, the surgeon only replaces one part of your knee joint. The surgery can cause scarring, blood clots and, rarely, infections and in Total Knee Replacement, the whole joint is replaced.

Both the knees can also be replaced simultaneously, the process thus known as Bilateral Knee Replacement.