Things to know before your knee replacement surgery
Knee replacement surgery is a type of joint replacement surgery in which an expert orthopedician replaces parts of injured or worn out knee joints. In cases where the damage is severe in such cases at total knee replacement surgery may be required. Knee surgery is done in order to help the patient with their pain and make their knee work in a better condition so that they can resume their normal activities without pain and stiffness. These days knee surgery is done with the help of minimally invasive procedures that do not require large cuts or incisions. Further, it is more efficient, gives less scars,less blood loss, is less risky, has a shorter hospital stay, and faster recovery. In this usually the doctor removes the damaged cartilage or bone and then replaces it with a prosthesis which is usually made up of metal, plastic or fibers. Also, in order to perform the surgery the doctor has an artificial joint which is chosen usually based upon the weight, extent of damage, activity level of the patient, stability and strength, size of the knee and the shape of the knee and overall health of the patient. Based upon these conditions only the doctor decides whether knee replacement surgery is an option for you.
Why do I need a knee replacement surgery?
There are various reasons for which a person may require a partial knee replacement surgery or a total knee replacement surgery. People who suffer from a severe knee problems and unable to perform daily tasks such as walking, climbing stairs, sitting etc may have serious issues that may require a partial or total knee replacement. Also people who have suffered an accident in which they damage their knee may require surgery. Further, athletes usually suffer from a lot of knee injuries for which they often require knee joint surgery in order to resume back to their activity. In order to have the best joint replacement in Jaipur you must search for the best orthopedic surgeon who has years of experience in performing knee replacement surgery. Further, people who suffer from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoporosis usually face a lot of wear and tear of joints. Now people who suffer from wearing knee joints and are unable to perform daily activities and require knee surgery as it is more than necessary for them. In this type of surgery usually the cartilage bones and ligaments are torn or damaged and the ligaments are not strong enough to hold the joint together by themselves therefore the surgeon reshapes the entire joint to make it functional.
Benefits of knee replacement surgery
Surgery is beneficial in more than one way. A lot of people who have different medical conditions get benefited from the minimally invasive knee surgery; some of the benefits may include:
- Get rid of persistent pain
- Gain mobility
- Improvement in stiffness
- Improvement in swelling and redness in knee
- Improved quality of life
- Prevents bedridden life
- Make you independent
- Make daily task easy to perform
Every surgery has some or the other kinds of risk associated with it similarly partial or total knee replacement surgery also carries few risks. If you are looking for knee replacement in Jaipur then you must search for the best doctor who has an experience and track record of successful orthopedic surgery. As this type of joint replacement surgery is a very delicate procedure and requires absolute precision and has certain risk factors therefore it is essential that you have the best surgeon performing it. Generally, most of the risk factors are manageable and do not pose any serious threat. Some of the common risk factor for joint replacement surgery may include:
- Excessive bleeding
- Nerve damage
- Blood clots
- Numbness in joint
- Stiffness in joint
- Fracture after surgery
- Failure of knee replacement surgery
- Faulty prosthesis
- Dislocated knee cap
- Allergic reaction
- Instability of the knee cap
- Wearing out of the implant
- Excessive scar tissue
- Excessive bone forming around the artificial knee joint
- Restricted knee movement
- Persistent knee pain and swelling
Eternal Hospital is one of the best hospitals in Jaipur. The Department consists of expert orthopedic doctors, surgeons and specialized physiotherapists who have years of experience in treating orthopedic conditions and surgeries. Also we have in house diagnostic centers and rehabilitation facilities for our patients.