Total Knee Replacement

Our legs bear the entire weight of our body and allow us to carry ourselves forward in the journey of life, crossing all hurdles and obstacles. Imagine what life would become with legs no more as active and healthy as they should be for your free and willing movement. Human knees may undergo several deformities and damages due to reasons like old age, injury, arthritis, accidents, and sudden lack of strength and degeneration of multiple factors required for the working of a healthy and fit knee. In all these cases, patients of knee disorder scan now take a sigh of relief from all kinds of incurable knee troubles as the total knee replacement surgeries are high in demand and success rate among hundreds of patients and solution-seekers.

The year of 1968 had seen the first ever and successful knee replacement surgeries and since then various advancements, technological value additions and further developments have occurred in this felid and all these taken together have made it possible for the knee-disorder patients to gate rid of their torturous knee pains. The most significant aspects behind opting for a total knee replacement surgery mainly consist of conditions wherein the patient is no more able to bear the pain and problems caused by disabled knee functions due to ailments like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and traumatic arthritis (where the pain follows a severe injury in the knee).

Total knee replacement surgeries are performed successfully around the globe in almost all major hospitals; however, the process of operation follows some basic rules and patient-evaluation. Though the success rate and after-surgery results are positive and helpful in almost 90% of medical cases, doctors still make it sure to judge, assess and evaluate patients’ medical state and internal factors relevant to knee surgeries. In every case, before suggesting total knee replacement surgeries to patients, doctors evaluate their medical history, reactions to medications, analysis of general health, orthopedic evaluation of knee structure, leg alignment and knee strength, stability and the extent of knee-damage along with physical tests like MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), blood tests etc.

After following all these evaluation procedure, the orthopedic would be able to decide on the right kind and most suitable alternative or substitute like unicompartmental knee replacement or partially invasive knee replacement (if any) to full-fledged knee replacement operations. Patients who generally opt for total replacement of knee through surgeries are the ones who besides suffering from severe knee pains also confront various other traumas like inflammation, stiffness, immobility, deformity and the worst happens when all these troubles reject to leave even with medications and all other medical techniques.

However, certain things must be kept in mind by the patients who undergo complete knee replacement surgeries and some of the restrictions must be followed for the rest of their life which include resistance from doing heavy leg exercises, taking more than enough stress on legs like long distance walking, jogging activities, high-impact sports and lifting heavy weight and similar practices. Also it is important to follow carefulness and doctor’s advises strictly after the completion of the surgery.

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