Prótesis de reemplazo de la articulación de la rodilla

La prótesis es un dispositivo diseñado para reemplazar una parte del cuerpo que falta o para hacer que alguna parte del cuerpo funcione mejor. Las prótesis metálicas que se utilizan para la cirugía de reemplazo de la articulación de la rodilla sustituyen cartílago y hueso deteriorado por enfermedad o por edad.Prótesis de reemplazo de la articulación de la rodilla

Revision

Last reviewed 9/22/2011 by C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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