Knee Joint Replacement Surgery Purpose Risks Treatment and Results

Knee Joint Replacement Surgery is also termed as knee arthroplasty. The replacement of old knee with the new one will take less than two hours, but it would take few there are across 600,000 knee replacements that have been recorded every year in India.

Purpose of a Knee Arthroplasty

Due to arthritis, the damage caused to the knee is the most common reason for knee arthroplasty. Both types of arthritis i.e. osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are included in this.

Your doctor will recommend knee replacement only after less intrusive therapy have failed. Weight loss, medications, physical therapy, and supportive devices comes under first-line treatment options.

You will be allowed for knee joint replacement only after determining these important factors such as how much you knee pain hinders with usual activities like walking or climbing stairs, if your knee is distorted, or pains out regularly, your age and your complete health.

Procedure

It’s a procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damage joint are replaced with an artificial joint or ceramic device called a prosthesis. This process usually takes less than two hours, but recovery and rehabilitation can last months.

Risks

This Surgery carries the same risks and danger as other major surgeries like the chance of infections or blood clots. Another risk are that the new joint may not work well as you hoped. This might cause weakness or stiffness, particularly the knee. One another problem or risk the patient would face is that if he/she actively rehabilitate and will not regain the maximum range of motion.

Outcome / Result

The successful surgery typically leads to a higher quality of life. It leads to less pain and better mobility. The pain scores decreased significantly after surgery and it could help you have a smooth experience with a knee replacement.