A surgical procedure by which a diseased knee joint is replaced by the artificial material is called total knee replacement. Knee joint is the hinge joint which is continuously in motion, so the wear and tear is common which leads to pain and disability.
Knee Replacement is also called as Knee Arthroplasty :Arthro -joints, Plasty -repair, were the weight bearing surface of the knee is replaced with metal and plastic components which is shaped and designed to allow continued motion of the knee.
Indication for the total knee replacement, The patients who are suffering from
Due to increase in recent technology and robotic assistant knee replacement is accurately navigated and replaced by the surgeon with minimum complications.
Pain management after the surgery is an important aspect here your surgeon will work to reduce pain post-operative so that you might have faster recovery. Use it opioids and NSAIDs with some local anesthetic are common
Complications and risk are very rare as 2% in all surgical procedures. The most common one is infection of the joint, deep vein thrombosis, nerve injury, persistent pain and stiffness and prosthetic failure are some of the other complications which can be managed promptly by your surgeon
The length of stay at the hospital will be only 5-7 days depending on your health status. Weight bearing crutches or walkers are specified by your surgeon. Pain management with physical therapy are important aspect in your recovery.