Knee replacement is surgery for people who have severe knee damage. It restores weight bearing façade of a damaged or diseased knee. Main goal of surgery is to remove pain and restore mobility. This surgery is also known as “Arthoplasty”.
Types of knee replacement
Total knee Replacement
In total knee replacement surgeon removes damaged bone from patient’s knee and replace it with a prosthetic. This surgery consisted of almost 2 to 3 hours. It is considered to be one of the safest and most effective procedures in Orthopedics.
Partial knee Replacement
However in partial knee replacement surgeon only replaces a one side of knee. It doesn’t last as long as Total Knee Replacement last. There is less blood loss and less risk of infection.
The surgeon caps the ends of joints of knee with metal or plastic. This helps knee to move properly reducing pain and restoring smooth movement.
After Total Knee Replacement you can expect to stay at hospital for 3 to 5 days under observation of hospital staff. Most of your rehabilitation will be at your home after you leave the hospital.
In general rehabilitation process takes 12 weeks but getting back complete strength can take 6 months to 1 year.
During recovery your doctor or therapist may give you an exercise protocol to follow on daily basis. It will speed up healing and strengthen your knee. Patients must comply with doctor’s and therapist’s instructions.
A typical knee replacement lasts between 15 to 20 years. Let’s have a look on what Knee Replacement Statistics say about past experiences. About 85% of the total knee replacements are still working after 15 years of replacement. Its success rate is high. Most of the people who undergo surgery are between 50 and 80 years of age.
Cost of knee replacement can vary, depending on your health at time of surgery.
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