Patients with joint problems find it difficult to perform daily activities effectively, such as Walking or Climbing stairs. They may also feel pain while sitting or lying down. For such patients, Knee Replacement can be a helpful option.
Knee Replacement Surgery is one of the safest and most effective methods for people with knee problems to provide relief from pain, correct leg deformity, and perform normal activities effectively. A Knee Replacement Surgery is also beneficial for patients with severely damaged Knee because of Arthritis or an injury.
What is Knee Replacement Surgery?
Knee Replacement is medically termed as Knee Arthroplasty. Knee Replacement Surgery is a process of restoring the weight-bearing facade of a damaged, worn, or diseased knee joint. In this surgery, a damaged part of the knee is replaced with a metal or plastic part that duplicates the function of the knee. It aims to provide relief from pain and inflammation.
Situations in Which Knee Replacement Surgery Could be Recommended -
Problem in performing normal physical activities due to Acute Pain in Knee or Stiff Knee. Tasks like walking, getting off chair, stair climbing, and going in and out of car is troublesome.
Chronic knee inflammation and swelling that does not improve after taking medications or resting.
Moderate but continuous knee pain that continues while sleeping or resting.
Depression, resulting from an inability to carry out daily or social activities.
Knee deformity, where there is a noticeable arch on the inside or outside of the knee area.
Above symptoms are normally observed in patients suffering from one or more of the following:
Bone Dysplasias in which there is unusual bone growth
Knee deformity with pain and loss of Cartilage
Avascular Necrosis that cause the death of bone in knee joints
Benefits Of Knee Replacement Surgery
1. Long-Term Relief
Knee Replacement Surgery is one of the most successful ways to treat knee problems. For most patients, Knee Replacement Surgery may be helpful in providing pain relief, improved mobility, and a better quality of life. Most of the Knee Replacements can benefit for more than 15 years.
2. Quick Recovery
After three to six weeks of Knee Replacement Surgery, one can efficiently perform their normal activities such as Walking, Shopping, Light Housekeeping. Within a few weeks, some patients may also resume Driving after the surgery.
3. No More Pain
Knee Replacement Surgery strengthens the muscles and provides relief from pain and inflammation.
Some other advantages of Knee Replacement Surgery are:
Immediate relief from chronic and debilitating knee pain
Relatively short recovery period
Full range of motion regained
Renewed ability to perform routine tasks
Renewed ability to exercise and thereby enhance overall health
Every year, over 6 million Knee Replacement surgeries are carried out in the United States. Most of the patients are aged between 50- 80 years. Over 90 percent of patients experience pain relief and mobility after Knee Replacement Surgery.
The benefits of this surgery outweigh the temporary discomfort that lasts for initial few weeks.