The knee is the largest hinge-type joint in the body. Problems in this joint are common and can result from injury, wear and tear, or diseases such as osteoarthritis. The most common reason for a knee replacement is osteoarthritis, which is a breakdown of the cartilage, which causes the bones to rub together and cause severe pain. If you’re a candidate for total knee replacement, our orthopedic team will work with you to keep you informed and get you moving again.
For your convenience, Novant Health UVA Health System offers a variety of resources including both online and in person classes such as “Joint camp” which gives you an idea what to expect from your joint replacement surgery. Visit our calendar for our full schedule of class offerings.