Friday, 5 December 2014

Total Knee Replacement ..! Treatment .! ! Common Doubts ..??

Knee replacement also known to be as knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve pain and disability of knee joints.

This procedure is  most commonly performed for osteoarthritis, and also for other knee diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis associated with psoriasis.

Knee replacement surgery can be performed as a partial or a total knee replacement. In general, the surgery consists of replacing the diseased or damaged joint surfaces of the knee with metal and plastic components shaped to allow continued motion of the knee.

Knee replacement helps to relieve pain and allow you to be more active.Your doctor may recommend it than other medicines and treatments

The most serious complication is infection of the joint, which occurs in <1% of patients.

You may have several doubts about 

  • Total Knee Replacement Procedure !
  • How is the operation performed !
  • what is knee replacement implants !
  • Types of Knee Replacement Implants !
  • Candidates for Knee Replacement !
  • Knee replacement cost !

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

When Is It Time To Consider A Total Knee Replacement?

Do you suffer from severe knee pain, stiffness and immobilization in your knee that affect your ability to do things? Does the knee pain remains painful despite taking physiotherapy, steroid injections, doing exercise, and using walking supports? Well, it sounds you are a candidate for total knee replacement surgery.

The concept of knee joint replacement continues to offer patients a significant increase in mobility and motion as well as a decrease in pain and discomfort. Joints commonly replaced are those of the knee and the hipThere are several medical conditions that may lead to the need of knee replacement surgery, and arthritis is the most common among them. Genetics, developmental abnormalities, some form of injury and obesity are the other contributing factor.

There are two main types of surgeries for replacing the damaged knee -


  • Vastly enhance the quality of your life.
  • Instability, disability and restricted mobility of the knee are completely alleviated through this surgery.
  • The patients can largely restore range of motion of the knee.
  • Allows patients to retain a wide range of daily activities
  • Improved muscle strength and improved alignment of deformed joints 
  • Long lasting
A total knee replacement replaces the damaged bearing surfaces in your knee that are causing pain. Total knee replacement and partial knee replacement are done by Dr. Sanpture , Aurangabad at low cost.
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