Knee Replacement Surgery

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Who needs Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgery also known as knee arthroplasty or total knee replacement is a surgical procedure to resurface a knee damaged by arthritis. In this surgery, metal and plastic parts are used to cap the ends of the bones that form the knee joint, along with the kneecap. This surgery may be considered by someone who has:

  • Severe arthritis or a severe knee injury/pain/stiffness which makes it hard for you to walk, climb stairs, or get out of a chair.
  • Nagging knee pain bothers you while resting and even bothers you in sleeping well.
  • Your knee is often swollen.
  • Physical therapy and medication haven’t helped.

The purpose of knee replacement surgery is to resurface the parts of the knee joint that have been damaged and relieve the knee pain that cannot be controlled by any other treatments.

The common reason which leads to knee replacement surgery is osteoarthritis. Other conditions that cause knee damage include:

Osteoarthritis: this type of arthritis is related to age. It is caused by normal wear and tear of the knee joint. Osteoarthritis only happens to people who are aged over 50 years, but in rare conditions, younger people can suffer from it as well.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: This is also known as inflammatory arthritis. In this condition, the membrane around the knee joint becomes thick and inflamed. Chronic inflammation causes serious damage to the cartilage resulting in soreness and stiffness.

Post-Traumatic Arthritis: This type only occurs in the case of a severe knee injury. When the bones around the knee break or the ligaments tear, it affects the knee cartilage causing a lot of unbearable pain.

Knee Replacement Surgery Benefits

Knee replacement increases mobility decreases pain in people who have an injured or arthritic knee joint. More than 90 percent of patients who undergo knee replacement surgery experience less pain and greater mobility in their knee after the procedure. If medical treatments are not satisfactory and don't improve a patient's condition, knee replacement surgery then may be the most effective treatment. However, whether you need the surgery is a decision that is made by an orthopedic surgeon. Consult with the best eye orthopedic in Lahore or in any other city of Pakistan through Marham and discuss the benefits and risks of knee replacement surgery to determine what's best for you. List of best orthopedic doctors who perform knee replacement surgery in Pakistan is given below.

Knee Replacement Surgery Recovery

After knee replacement surgery, the patient can expect to be up on feet within a day. That might be hard to do on your own at first so you may need help in the form of parallel bars, crutches, a walker, or a cane for a while to get up. Following are some useful tips for you to follow for a quick knee replacement surgery recovery:

  • Keep the surgical area clean and dry.

  • Be sure to take only the recommended medications by your doctor.

  • Avoid falling after undergoing knee replacement surgery because a fall can result in damage to the new joint.

  • Try to exercise your knee often to keep down swelling and to strengthen your muscles.

More than 90% of people who have had their knees replaced see a huge improvement in pain and their ability to get around thus the procedure and recovery is successful in the majority of the cases.

Life After Knee Replacement:

Your knee which has been replaced may feel different than a natural knee for a few months. It feels a bit different while climbing stairs, kneeling, or rising from a chair. Some people have also reported about feeling numb in the replaced knee but it happens in the rare cases. Some of the symptoms like these do exist after some time, even when the knee function has improved. This does not mean that knee replacement didn't work or people have regretted having it. 

Knee Replacement Surgery Cost In Pakistan

Knee replacement surgery cost in Pakistan ranges from PKR 400,000 to 550,000. It varies depending upon the surgeon, materials used and the hospital expenditure/equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions

The patient can expect to be up on feet within a day. Most patients are able to care for themselves and resume normal daily activities within 3 to 6 weeks. It may take 4 to 6 months or up to an entire year to fully recover and realize the total benefits of knee replacement surgery.