The knee replacement surgery involves replacing the damaged cartilage from the 3 compartments of the knee with knee prosthesis. This prosthesis is made up of three components: the femoral component (made from metal and replaces the articular cartilage of the degraded femoral articular cartilage), the tibial component (made from metal and replaces the articular cartilage from the tibia) and a polyethylene partition (made from plastic that is among the first components, facilitating movement flexion/extension of the knee). The knee replacement surgery takes about 1-2 hours. Most often, patients can start working the next day after the procedure (as long as they use a walking frame). The recovery time varies, but usually lasts up to two months.

The goal of this surgery is to restore the knee's function and eliminate the pain caused by osteoarthritis. Candidates for this procedure are patients suffering from arthritis and struggle with almost-permanent pain that doesn't respond to nonsurgical treatment.

Indicators for knee surgery:

  • Severe arthritis (rheumatoid or osteoarthritis)
  • Severe, chronic pain
  • Osteonecrosis (dead bone) of the knee
  • Significant loss of the knee’s functionality
  • Knee tumours.

This procedure can be:

  • unilateral (involving one side or single side)
  • bilateral (involving both the sides, double side or two sides).

Italy is a country renowned for its top notch medical centers specialized in orthopadic procedures (knee replacement surgery), with highly trained and experienced doctors and cutting-edge technology. Italy offers an attractive alternative for those looking for knee replacement surgery abroad. Besides, the costs for this procedure in Italy are highly competitive.

Which are the Knee Replacement Medical Centers in Italy?

Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy

Villa Donatello, Florence, Italy

Villa Anna, San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Benefits of the Knee Replacement Surgery in Italy

  • Elimination of pain
  • Improved range of motion
  • Correction of deformities
  • Quality of life improvement
  • Renewed stability and movement