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	Knee Replacement

Knee Replacement

Overview

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.
Complications:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bone tumour
  • Muscle damage
  • Irreparable weakness in the knee

Causes:

  • Ageing
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sports injury
  • Fall and trauma
  • Weak muscles

Symptoms:

  • Severe knee pain
  • Swelling
  • Unable to bear the weight
  • Difficulty in bending the knee

Diagnosis:
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.

Symptoms

Treatment

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) More information

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How should I prepare for the surgery?

To prepare for surgery, take good care of your health and try to learn as much as you can about the procedure. Planning ahead can help ensure you have a successful procedure and heal faster with a smooth recovery. 

Do I need to take any medicine before my surgery?

Depending upon the procedure and the patient's health, our surgeons may recommend some patients to medications. However, these medications are prescribed after a thorough evaluation of their medical history and overall health. Therefore, you need to inform the doctor about your allergies and previous medical conditions in advance

How long will it take to recover?

Recovery time after the surgery may vary from one patient to another. Usually, it depends on several factors, such as the patient's age, the type of surgery and the adversity of the problem that is being addressed during the surgery. Therefore, it is important to talk to your doctor about the same prior to your surgery.

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