Artificial knee joint
What is an artificial knee joint?
An artificial knee joint serves as a joint replacement and takes over the functions of the natural knee joint. A knee prosthesis is often used and always when conservative measures have not brought any improvement in the symptoms. The aim is to increase the quality of life and restore the function of the knee.
The knee must bear the entire load of our weight and at the same time be very mobile. So it performs a very important function in many everyday activities. This includes, for example, climbing stairs or walking normally. Our knee consists of the femur, tibia and kneecap, the so-called patella. From a structural point of view, it is an open joint. This is held together only by muscles and ligaments.
A layer of cartilage on the joint surfaces ensures optimal movement of the thigh and shin without causing pain.