TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY in BANGKOK, THAILAND the complete knee joint is replaced with an artificial joint, made of metal and plastic components. The procedure may be chosen for obese patients and those who have a severe joint dysfunction.
The damaged ends of the thigh bone and shin bone are carefully cut away. The ends are precisely measured and shaped to fit the appropriately sized prosthetic replacement. The end of the femur is replaced by a curved piece of metal, and the end of your tibia is replaced by a flat metal plate. These are fixed using special bone ‘cement’, or are specially treated. A plastic spacer is placed between the pieces of metal. This acts like cartilage, reducing friction as the joint moves. The back of the kneecap may also be replaced, depending on the condition of the joint.
HOW TO KNOW IF YOU ARE A CANDIDATE FOR TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY.
If your knee pain is so severe that it causes difficulty in walking and performing daily activities, knee replacement might be called for. However, it is mandatory that these symptoms be presented to a specialist for an accurate diagnosis. Doctors try and delay the procedure for as long as possible by using non-invasive treatment. However, if the disease is in an advanced stage, knee replacement is a means to achieve relief from pain as well as the return to daily activities.
HOW LONG WILL TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT LAST?
Longevity of the prosthesis depends on the patient’s activity levels, weight as well as the accuracy of the implant placement. Recent studies have found common implants to be functional in 96% patients even after 20 years. However, it must be understood that implants are not as durable as the natural knee, and will eventually wear out and no assurance can be given about its longevity.
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