Total knee joint replacement

Total prosthesis (also TEP, total endoprosthesis) denotes the surface replacement of the entire knee joint; it is therefore also referred to as bicondylar prosthesis. Implants replace the diseased or destroyed joint surfaces of the entire knee, i.e. the sliding surface between the thigh bone and the shank bone. This implantation largely retains the ligaments in the joint.

The total endoprosthesis is a so-called uncoupled prosthesis because it consists of three individual components: Tibial componentFemoral componentPolyethylene inlay.