Knee as a most complex Joint
Knee is the primary joint in the human body and a significant 'weight-bearing' point. Knees play a crucial role in all movement of the body as well as helping to maintain body weight. No doubt an active lifestyle requires a safe and solid knee.
Injuries, worn-out cartilage or other medical conditions such as arthritis or osteoarthritis, however, can cause inflammation , pain, and limit knee flexibility. Knee replacement surgery (knee arthroplasty) is one of the most common surgical approaches that can help alleviate pain and restore function by replacing it with artificial materials. If your knee is badly affected by arthritis or injury, basic tasks such as walking or ascending stairs can be difficult for you to perform. You could even start feeling pain while sitting or lying down.
If non-operative treatments such as medications and the use of walking supports are no longer helpful, you may want to consider total knee replacement operations. Joint surgery is a safe and effective procedure for relieving pain, correcting deformity in the legs and helping you resume normal activities.
Who is recommended for Surgery
Total knee replacement surgery does not have absolute age or weight restrictions. Chirurgical recommendations are based on pain and disability, not age, of a patient. Most of the patients who undergo complete knee replacement are between 50 and 80 years of age, but orthopaedic surgeons assess individual patients. Total knee replacements were successfully performed at all ages, from the young adolescent with juvenile arthritis to the elderly patient with degenerative arthritis.
Orthopaedic Physical Assessment
An orthopaedic surgeon-assessment consists of several components:
- A history of medicine; your orthopaedic surgeon will collect general health information and question you about the severity of your knee pain and your capacity to operate.
- A medical check-up. This will evaluate knee movement, stability, strength and general alignment of the legs.
- Such photos help assess the severity of knee injury and deformity.
- Special checks. Occasionally blood tests or advanced imaging such as an MRI scan may be required to assess the condition of your knee’s bone and soft tissue.
- The orthopedic surgeon will review the testing findings with you to determine whether complete knee replacement is the right way to alleviate pain and improve function. Certain care choices — like medications, injections, physical therapy, or other forms of surgery — will be considered and discussed as well.
- Additionally, the orthopedic surgeon should clarify the possible risks and complications of complete knee replacement, including those linked to the procedure itself, and those that can arise over time following the operation.
Knee Replacement Treatment at N.k Aggarwal Joints and Spine Centre
Come and experience the best specialist treatment and utmost care at N.k Aggarwal Joints and Spine Centre, with world-class facilities. We are fully prepared for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of joint pains.
Our doctors have years of experience and updated know-how about which care, depending on the situation, will prove to be the most effective.
Our treatments are based on the advancements in technology, where we keep upgrading our current medical treatments.
N. K. Aggarwal MS Orth. (BHU), Dip Yoga, FICS, MCH Orth., Liverpool (UK) Chief Consultant With years of experience and understanding, people dealing with joint pain for different causes have achieved amazing results.
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