Knee Replacement

The knees are the most essential and crucial joints in the human body. We tend to mount a significant part of our upper body weight on our knees, and with age, knees tend to lose their agility and become worn out, comprising even simpler movements like walking, and sitting. If not treated on time, knee problems can interfere with your daily functions, ultimately containing your quality of life.

Your orthopaedic surgeon may prescribe Knee Replacement if conservative methods like medication, physiotherapy, healthy eating, and rest fail to provide total relief. All thanks to medical advancements, Knee Replacement is ushering a great sigh of relief and living pain-free for the rest of their life, especially those who survived trauma and among the elderly.

Knee Replacement

What Is Total Knee Replacement?

Total Knee Replacement or Knee Arthroplasty is a surgical procedure recommended to alleviate pain and improve mobility in patients suffering from chronic knee pain or degenerative bone conditions. For patients who have had a trauma or accident that led to knee deformities, Knee Replacement restores agility.

Knee replacement can either be a total or partial restoration of the structure. During the procedure, the surgeon removes the knee's diseased joint surfaces and replaces them with metal, ceramic, or plastic structures that facilitate excellent mobility. Post-surgery, the patient would require physiotherapy, medication, and nutritional diet plan to get on to the feet quickly.

How Is Total Knee Replacement Surgery Done?

An invasive procedure, Knee Replacement is done by a team of expert orthopedic surgeons, anaesthetists supported by well-trained paramedical staff. During the surgery, the surgeon makes an incision of about 6 to 10 inches on the knee to clear damaged joint surfaces. It is then replaced by an artificial plastic, ceramic, or metal joint.

The knee is then rotated and bent to check its proper functioning and would be discharged in a few days, depending on the patient's condition. The patient would be encouraged to stroll and attend to daily routine to regain dexterity.

When Is Knee Replacement Recommended?

The advanced techniques in knee replacement are a boon to those suffering from chronic knee pain and degenerative joint conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and a damaged knee joint due to an accident. This surgery provides a great deal of relief from the pain and improves flexibility in the knee joints and confidence to walk, sit, and even take stairs.

Life After Knee Replacement:

Life After Knee Replacement: The patient's recovery post-knee surgery depends on various factors like regular physiotherapy and rehabilitation exercises, healthy food intake, timely medication, and doctor's appointments. The patient could start attending to regular duties within two to three weeks without exerting much pressure.

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