Total Knee Replacement
JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY IS THE FIRST STEP TO RECLAIMING YOUR MOBILITY AND LIFE WHEN MEDICATION, PHYSIOTHERAPY AND WALKING AIDS DON’T WORK
IT IS THE ANSWER TO END STAGE OSTEOARTHRITIS
Total knee replacement surgery is one of the most successful and life enhancing procedures. It relieves almost 95 % of pain and improves mobility, hence enabling patients to return to work and lead a near normal life. Knee replacement surgery is a safe and effective surgery. Doctors usually suggest replacement surgeries as a treatment modality, after trying medication, walking aids and physiotherapy
A normal knee functions as a hinge joint between the upper leg bone (femur) and the lower leg bone (tibia) and the knee cap (patella). Total knee replacement, or total knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which damaged surface of the knee joint are resurfaced with artificial parts (prostheses) made of plastic and metal.
The most common condition requiring knee replacement is osteoarthritis, (an aging process) with injury being the next common cause. This means the cartilage of the knee has worn out resulting in the bones being exposed. When the bones rub against each other, it is very painful. TKR is done to relieve chronic progressive pain, correct deformity,improve stability and mobility.