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:
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 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.
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:
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.