Friday, 12 May 2017

Knee Replacement Surgery:Get Back The Natural Mobility of Your Knee

Knee replacement surgery is recommended for replacing worn, damaged or unhealthy knee with an artificial joint. Knee replacement can be performed at any age; although it is mostly considered on the elderly people aged 60-80. Now, more people of younger age also receiving this replacement surgery. The lifetime of replaced knee is usually 20-22 years when receiving proper care and not getting too much strain.

Need of Knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery is essential when damaged or worn knee reduced person mobility and continues pain is felt in the knee. The main cause of knee replacement surgery is osteoarthritis. Other common conditions include

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hemophilia
  • Bone dysplasia’s disorder
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Knee deformity
  • Loss of cartilage
  • Knee injury

A knee replacement surgery is considered as a major surgery and only recommended, if the other treatments such as steroid injections or physiotherapy have not respond well to increase mobility or lower the pain.

Types of knee replacement surgery
  • Total knee replacement (TKR)
  • Partial knee replacement (PKR)

Knee replacement surgery is recommended, in the case of

  • Severe pain
  • Swelling and stiffness in the knee joints
  • Reduced mobility
  • Effects quality of life
  • Effects normal social life

Benefits of Knee replacement surgery
  • Increase mobility
  • Lower the knee pain
  • Improve quality of life
  • Encourage active participation in exercise and daily activities
  • Back the person in normal social life
Risk associated with knee replacement surgery
  • Infection
  • Stiffness in the knee
  • Bleeding into the knee joint
  • Ligament, nerve, or artery damage
  • Deep vein thrombosis
Center for Joint Replacement and Advanced Orthopaedics, Aurangabad has good reputation in the field of knee replacement. In the guidance of Dr. S.V. Santpure, the centre provides all the world class facilities and care to the patients. 

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