Knee replacement becomes a necessity for those who have a stiff and painful knee and are unable to do even the day-to-day work with ease. It’s a surgical procedure to resurface a knee that has been damaged by arthritis mainly the Articular Surface knows as Cartilage.
This surgery is for those suffering from severe arthritis or a severe knee injury, or for those over 50 years of age. Knee replacement is the last option for patients when they have tried all other treatments and nothing has worked so far for them.
In the surgery, the pain and disability is mitigated by the replacement of the weight-carrying surfaces of the knee joint. In general, metal and plastic components are fitted in the place of the damaged joint surfaces of the knee to regain the motion of the organ.
When you Need a Knee Replacement
If you have knee deformities or severe X-ray changes, or advanced symptoms of arthritis, you require a total knee replacement surgery. Symptoms of advanced knee arthritis are pain, crepitus, stiffness, limping, muscle weakness, limitation of motion, and swelling. Total Knee replacement surgery is generally delayed by the doctors in favor of less invasive procedures. But, if you have difficulty walking or performing everyday activities such as getting dressed, you do require knee replacement surgery.
Total knee replacement surgery offers great relief from pain and it restores normal activities in life.
Don't Be Worried It's a Common Procedure
These Days Knee replacement is a routine surgery performed on over 650,000 people worldwide each year. Over 90% of people who have had Total Knee Replacement experience an improvement in knee pain and function.
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