Also known as knee arthroplasty, it helps relieve pain and restore function in damaged knee joints. It’s s a minimally invasive surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons to treat severe arthritis, bone tumour and knee trauma.
Knee replacement surgeries have become common and are suitable for all patients. It resurfaces the knee to reverse the damage and relieve knee pain when other treatments fail to do so. Therefore, you must consult with orthopaedic surgeons to see if you need knee replacement surgery.
Before the surgery, it is required for some imaging tests, such as X-rays, MRI ad echocardiogram. These tests will help the doctor to evaluate the extent of the damage. Based on the results, the surgeon will suggest the best treatment option and procedure for knee replacement.
The surgery can be performed to replace the whole knee or only the affected area. It’s a minimally-invasive surgery that uses the latest technologies and instruments to remove the damaged knee and replace it with medical implants. It only requires a small incision that is 3 to 4 inches long instead of a larger incision used in traditional procedures.
For most people, this surgery provides pain relief, improved mobility and a better quality of life. Due to small incision, it ensures lesser blood loss, faster recovery and shorter hospital stays. In two to four weeks, the patient can resume their daily activities. However, they should avoid extreme physical activities for the next 4-6 months.