Total Knee Replacement

A total knee replacement (TKR) is a surgical procedure performed by an orthopaedic surgeon in which a prosthetic (artificial) joint made of metal and plastic replaces the arthritic joint surfaces.

Individuals requiring joint replacements usually do so because of arthritic changes (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis) that interfere with their quality of life. These may result in:

  • Pain
  • Decreased mobility
  • Restricted motion
  • Deformity
  • Limping

Most people are very satisfied with the results of a total knee replacement. The expected results include:

  • Pain relief
  • More mobility
  • Improved range of motion
  • Correction of deformity
  • Improved quality of life as people are able to resume activities that they enjoy but had to stop because of a “bad” knee

Total Joint Replacement Education Program is now Virtual

Traditionally held in person at the hospital once a month, Thompson Health’s monthly Total Joint Replacement Group Education Program is now available here. The free program addresses questions about preparing for this elective surgery, covering topics such as getting your home ready, beginning an exercise program and more. Click here for our educational video

Educational presentations and guides have been developed to assist those patients who will undergo total knee or total hip replacement surgery. These materials will give you an overview of what to expect during your joint replacement journey. Rest assured, however, that Thompson Health professionals will be there to guide you through the process step by step.

For more information, call  (585) 396-6050.



Patient Education

Total Joint Replacement Education Program is now Virtual

Prepare for this your surgery: topics include preparing yourself, your home, beginning an exercise program, and more. For details, call (585) 396-6050.

Hip & Knee Replacement Guidebook (PDF)

This guide will help you feel comfortable and confident throughout your surgical journey as you move toward recovery and a life of greater mobility and independence.

Rehabilitation Locations

F.F. Thompson Hospital
350 Parrish Street, Canandaigua
Enter through the Constellation Center via West Street
(585) 396-6050

Farmington Rehabilitation
 Part of F.F. Thompson Hospital 

1160 Corporate Drive, Farmington
(585) 924-4449

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Center
 Rehabilitation services are part of F.F. Thompson Hospital 

7670 Omnitech Place, Victor
(585) 602-0075