Regain your mobility with a knee replacement surgery?
Knee replacement also known as knee surfacing is a medical procedure in which a surgeon caps the ends of the bones that form the knee joint with metal or plastic components or implants a prosthetic shaped joint. This allows the knee to move properly. Such replacement surgeries helps the patient whose knee has got degenerated due to medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or post-traumatic arthritis. It can also be due to a condition in which an injury has damaged the knee.
When is a knee replacement required?
A knee replacement surgery is suitable for the patients who experience severe knee pain or stiffness that refrains them from performing their routine tasks and activities such as walking, walking up and down the stairs, getting in and out of the car, getting up from a chair etc. It can be recommended by a medical professional if moderate but continued knee pain is experienced by a patient while resting or sleeping. It is required if there is a knee deformity, chronic knee inflammation and swelling that doesn’t improve even after taking adequate medication.
Types of knee replacement surgery
A knee replacement surgery can be partial or total.
- A partial knee replacement (PKR) is recommended by a medical professional replaces only one side of the knee joint. Only a small portion of the bone is removed so that the incision is small but it doesn’t last equivalent to a total replacement. A partial knee replacement is considered as an option for the people who have a damage only on one part of the knee.
- Total knee replacement (TKR) is recommended when the patient requires replacement of both sides of the knee joint. It is one of the most common procedure. This surgery takes about 1 to 3 hours and the individual faces less pain and better mobility after the surgery. However, the scar tissues remain that may cause difficulty in moving and bending the knee.
The patient is advised to remain under hospital care for some time and then discharged after significant recovery. However, it is important to consult a medical professional who is highly experienced and skilled to perform such surgeries. The medical professionals at PSRI are the best for this task. Visit us or give us a ring on 9582261502 to get your appointment fixed.