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TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT

WHAT IS IT?

The total knee replacement or arthroplasty is a surgery where the worn articular surface is removed and a new metal or plastic surface called "prosthesis" is placed. Taking the pain away and allowing free movement. The total revision knee replacement is when all or part of the prosthesis is removed depending on the problem and a new prosthesis is placed.

WHEN IS TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT RECOMMENDED?

If your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or an injury, it certainly is difficult to perform simple daily activities such as walking or climbing stairs. You may even start experiencing pain while sitting or lying down. If change in activity levels, medications, and the use of assists to walk no longer help you, then you should consider total knee replacement surgery . When restoring damaged and worn surfaces of the knee, total knee replacement surgery can relieve pain, correct the leg deformity and help you perform your daily activities.
These are some of the common reasons why the doctor recommends a total knee replacement are:

  • Osteoarthritis: The most common form of arthritis of the knee. Usually a slowly progressive degenerative disease that gradually tears the joint cartilage.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory type of arthritis that can destroy joint cartilage. It generally affects both knees.
  • Post-traumatic arthritis can develop even years after a fracture, torn meniscus or ligament damage.

 

 

 

 

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