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Knee replacement is a surgical procedure where a surgeon resurfaces a knee damaged by arthritis. Metal and plastic components are used in this surgical procedure. If an individual is suffering from severe arthritis or a severe knee injury, then this kind of surgical procedure may consider for an individual.
This kind of replacement surgery is needed because to get rid of the knee joint pain. Because of this pain you can’t bend, sit and walk properly. It can cause your daily busy life.
There are different types of arthritis can affect in the knee joint, such as, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis and traumatic arthritis, etc. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease which can cause breakdown the knee joint cartilage. This kind of joint disease happens in with the middle and older age peoples.
During the surgery, the surgeon removes the damaged section of the knee joint and rebuilt the joint section with prosthesis. It is made of metal and plastic. After the surgical procedure you will be taken to an observation room and doctors monitor you for several days. After discharge, you have to continue your regular exercise and your physical therapy until your muscles are strengthened properly.
When you get back home after your surgery, you have to follow some instructions what your doctor advised you such as, keep clean your dry your surgical area and do not allow any pain in the knee during recovery. It can take few months to fully recover from knee surgery.
This is a 5 year old total knee replacement i.e. arthroplasty case of a rheumatoid arthritis patient with bilateral valgus knees. She came for her 5th year follow up. Now she is happy with the results and enjoying her life!!
This time it’s a bilateral total knee arthroplasty of a 73 year old lady. She came for 6 weeks follow up.
It’s a 6 weeks old unilateral total knee arthroplasty Case. The patient doing very well and now wants to do the other knee soon!!