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Your Guide to Knee Replacement Surgery: Types & Indications

Your Guide to Knee Replacement Surgery: Types & Indications

Knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves replacing a damaged or worn out knee joint with an artificial joint. This artificial joint is called a prosthesis, which is made up of metal and plastic components that mimic the movement of a natural knee. The knee is one of the most complex joints in the body and is often the first to be affected by degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or injury.

There are several types of knee replacement surgeries, each one suited for different level of knee damage or degeneration.

  • Total knee replacement: This is the most common type of knee replacement surgery and involves replacing the entire knee joint, including the thigh bone, shin bone, and kneecap. This type of surgery is best for patients who have severe pain and arthritis in all three compartments of the knee joint.
  • Partial knee replacement: This type of surgery, also known as unicompartmental knee replacement, involves only replacing a portion of the knee joint, typically just one compartment. This type of surgery is best for patients who have arthritis that is confined to one compartment of the knee joint.
  • Revision knee replacement: This type of surgery is needed when a previous knee replacement needs to be revised or replaced. This can happen due to infection, wear and tear of the joint, or other complications.

The decision to undergo knee replacement surgery is usually made after non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy, pain management, and lifestyle changes have been attempted, but when these treatments are no longer effective, This surgery may be recommended.

The surgery itself is typically performed under spinal anaesthesia and usually takes 45 minutes to one hour. It is typically a not outpatient procedure, meaning the patient has to stay for a couple of days. Recovery time can vary depending on the individual, but physical therapy and rehabilitation are essential for a successful outcome.

We are pleased to offer low-cost knee replacement surgery for those who need it. Our team of experienced surgeons and medical staff use the latest techniques and equipment to ensure the best possible outcome for our patients. We understand that the cost of surgery can be a major concern for many people.

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