Total Knee Replacement

This information is useful for adults and older adults

Total knee replacement is a complex surgery that can dramatically improve a patient’s day-to-day life. Michael Baumgaertner, MD, professor of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation at Yale Medicine, talks about the ideal candidate for this type of surgery. He explains what total knee replacement involves, and what patients can expect during the recovery process. The goal of a total knee replacement, Dr. Baumgaertner explains, is to relieve pain and restore a patient’s daily independence.