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Why do you need knee replacement surgery and what are the risk factors associated with it?

09/14/2022

Knee replacement surgery is also known as knee arthroscopy which is a very common procedure for people suffering from knee arthritis. People who suffer from chronic knee pain usually go for knee arthroscopy as it helps in relieving pain and restoring function in cases of severely damaged knee joints. Pain and discomfort in the knee joint cause a lot of obstruction in performing even simple activities such as climbing stairs, walking, picking up stuff, using the washrooms,  lying down, etc. Further, people who suffer severe knee pain often stay bedridden and become dependent on others for their work. In such cases where the medications, ointments, heat therapy, and Physiotherapy fail to work and provide relief from the pain in those cases knee replacement surgery is the only option in order to provide pain relief.  Earlier, people were quite skeptical about the success of knee replacement surgery but today with the help of advanced medical procedures and the success rate of knee replacement surgery it has become quite promising. Also, Young athletes often go for Knee replacement surgery in Jaipur for their injuries and are able to return back to their sports without any problem.
 
Why do you need knee replacement surgery?
There are several reasons for which one might require knee replacement surgery. Some of the reasons might include:
●     Knee deformity that obstructs movement because of the arch on the inside and outside of the knee.
●     Chronic inflammation and swelling that does not improve even after taking medication, therapy, etc.
●     Chronic knee pain that gets worse and there is no pain relief even after taking medication and using non-surgical methods.
●     People who suffer from chronic arthritis often go through a lot of wear and tear of the knee joint for which they require knee replacement surgery.
●     Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition in which there is constant wear and tear of the knee joint,  therefore a person suffering from it requires knee replacement surgery which is the only viable option in order to get relief from knee pain.
 
What are the risk factors associated with knee replacement surgery?
Every medical procedure has a few risk factors and complications that are associated with it. Similarly, knee replacement surgery also comes with a few risk factors and complications but need not worry as most of them are treatable and easy to manage. Some of the risk factors might include:
●     Infection
●     Blood clot
●     Nerve injury
●     Heart attack
●     Stroke
●     Nerve damage
●     Fracture during or after the surgery
●     Continued pain
●     Stiffness in the joint
●     Allergic reaction to the bkn cement
●     Excessive scar tissue
●     Ligament damage around the knee
●     Instability of the knee cap
●     Damaged knee cap
●     Restricted knee movement
●     Excessive bleeding
●     Wear down of implant
 
What are the different types of knee replacement surgery?
The two basic types of knee replacement surgery are totally replacement surgery and partially replacement surgery both of the surgeries are done depending upon the requirement of the patient.
 
Total knee replacement surgery: Total knee replacement surgery as the name suggests involves the replacement of both sides of the knee joint. In this, the doctor uses artificial implants or prostheses which are made up of ceramics or metal. The damaged knee cap is removed along with the surrounding tissues and ligament; the implant is then carefully placed and sealed with absolute precision. Earlier, open surgery was done in order to perform these procedures but nowadays with the help of advanced laparoscopic procedures such surgeries have a faster recovery rate, less scarring and they are less painful.
 
Partial Knee Replacement:  In partial replacement surgery only one side of the knee joint is replaced with an implant. In this usually, the injury or wear and tear occurs on one side of the joint. As surgery is performed only on one side therefore the incision is much smaller and the recovery is first quite faster. Further, joint replacement surgery in Jaipur is one of the best in the state as they provide the best post-operative care and rehabilitation which makes recovery much smoother and has a lower rate of infection and blood clot in such procedures.
 
Eternal Hospital is one of the best hospitals in Jaipur. The hospital is backed up with advanced medical equipment providing the best knee replacement surgery in Jaipur if you are looking for knee replacement surgery in Jaipur or have any kind of Orthopaedic related query then contact Eternal hospital for expert assistance and post-operative care.