By Gelareh Eslamian
The largest joint in the body is tibiofemoral joint, which is more commonly known as knee joint. It is very susceptible to wear and
tear and various types of injuries as compared to any other articulation in the human body. Any severe injury to the knee would incapacitate
a person, leaving him/her physically immobile. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, there are about 400,000 knee
replacement surgeries performed every year.
This study, thus, aims at understanding the significance of the knee implant through a systematic research of its anatomy, the injury
mechanisms, the components that form the knee joint and, in the process, understand the implications of surgery and rehabilitation
on the knee joint. This study further focuses on the remedies available in case of a knee injury by exploring various options such
as the knee replacement surgery and attempts at exploring the answers to such basic questions as, when is it done ?, the types of
materials used and the surgical procedures involved. At the end, some of the innovations in this field have been presented. To get
more information regarding each point, refer to the reference page.
Created by Gelareh Eslamian
University of California, Irvine