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Knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery

Knee joint replacement is a surgery to replace a knee joint with a man-made artificial joint. It is the surgical repair of a joint and it involves the surgical reconstruction and replacement of degenerated joints, using artificial body parts, or prosthetics.

 

There are three types of knee replacements:

 

Indications of knee replacement surgery

Indications of knee replacement surgery

You may be indicated knee replacement surgery in case of the following common conditions:

 

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is caused by inflammation, breakdown, and the gradual and eventual loss of cartilage in the joints. this type of arthritis is age related, caused by the normal wear and tear of the knee joint.

 

Rheumatoid arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is also called inflammatory arthritis. Chronic inflammation damages the cartilage, causing soreness and stiffness.

 

Post-traumatic arthritis: this type of arthritis is due to a severe knee injury. When the bones around the knee break or the ligaments tear, this will affect the knee cartilage.

Who needs knee replacement surgery?

Who needs knee replacement surgery?

Knee surgery may be suitable for patients who experience:

 

What happens during the procedure?

What happens during the procedure?

During the procedure, the surgeon will remove bone and diseased cartilage from where your thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia) meet at your knee joint.

 

Those surfaces are then replaced with a metal implant. A piece of special plastic is normally used to replace the backside of the kneecap and finally, this same plastic material is placed in between the two metal parts.

 

This gives both bones of your knee joint smooth surfaces again so they can flex and bend more freely and painlessly.

Risks and complications of knee replacement

Risks and complications of knee replacement

Possible complications include:

FAQ
FAQ

You will probably be able to walk on your own in 4 to 8 weeks.

You can recover faster by keeping the affected knee straight after surgery, wearing a knee brace and doing appropriate exercise and physical therapy.

Your doctor will examine your condition properly and guide you on when and how to climb stairs.