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Knee Replacement After 50 - What You Need To Know About It?

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Dr. S.S.Soni 88% (10 ratings)
Fellowship in Joint Replacement and Reconstruction, MS - Orthopedics, M.Ch - Orthopaedics
Orthopedic Doctor, Jaipur  •  19 years experience
Knee Replacement After 50 - What You Need To Know About It?

The complaint of pain in the knee joints is a fairly common occurrence among the people of advanced ages. Arthritis and other bone-related diseases are common causes of knee pain. The onset of such troubles might set in as early as the late thirties and permeate well into one's nineties. In fact, a substantial number of people face issues pertaining to osteoporosis right after fifty. This impedes the ability to perform essential tasks including walking, sitting cross-legged and other rigorous activities. Non-surgical treatments like medication and physical exercises are often the first option that most physicians avail of. However, for a more effective and lasting solution, knee replacement surgeries are gaining steam all across the globe. Joint replacement surgeries have largely been successful at soothing knee pain, curing leg injuries and restoring the potential to fulfill normal activities.

The benefits of knee replacement surgery are multiple. The number of people can reap the advantages of it.

  • Moreover, the endurance of the surgical joints is fairly long. A large number of people accredit a new lease of life to these replacement surgeries.
  • Not only these contribute to lessening the joint pains extensively but also enable one to resume all the normal activities without the slightest glitch. All such factors have contributed to the phenomenal success rate of knee replacement surgeries.

However, there are certain precautions that one needs to be mindful of when volunteering for knee replacement surgery. Although a rarity, certain complications might arise in the course of the implant. Blood clots and infections might occur as well as cardiovascular injuries. In such cases, the potential of recovering gets limited. But overall, it a very safe process with testified success rates. Another precaution one must necessarily observe is that of moderating the activities.

Excess of strenuous activities or a prolonged period following the implantation results in the wearing of the plastic patella. As a consequence of which, there could be a possible resurgence of pain

If you have any query questions then you can consult Orthopedic Doctor of Jaipur City and get answers instantly.

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