Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Knee Replacement: Relieving Knee Pain

Surgical treatment for knee pain is known as knee transplant. It’s of two types. Partial knee transplant: In this procedure the surgeon replaces only the damaged portions of the knee with plastic and metal parts. Total knee replacement: In this procedure, the complete knee is replaced with an artificial joint. It requires a major surgery and hospitalization.
Who needs a knee replacement surgery?
A knee replacement surgery is considered if the knee is stiff and painful which makes it difficult to perform even the simplest of activities and other treatments are no longer working. This surgery is mainly reserved only for people over the age of 50, and those who have severe osteoarthritis.

What happens during the surgery?
Once administered with the anaesthesia, an 8 to 12-inch incision is made in the front of the knee. The damaged part of the joint is then removed from the surface of the bones, and the surfaces are then shaped in such a way to hold a metal or plastic artificial joint. The artificial joint is then attached to the thigh bone, shin and knee cap with the help of cement or any other special material. When fit together, the newly installed artificial parts of the joint, will be relying on the surrounding muscles and ligaments for support and function.
How is the recovery period after the surgery?
The average hospital stay after knee joint replacement is usually three to five days. Mostly the vast majority of patients who have undergone the knee joint replacement surgery have dramatic improvement. The improvement is most notable one month or more after surgery. The pain caused by the damaged joint is completely reduced when the new gliding surface is constructed during surgery. After the knee replacement, people are standing and also moving the joint the day after surgery.
Joint Care is a super speciality clinic, which offers various orthopedic treatments in Jaipur. The treatments include Joint replacements, Arthritis, Arthroscopy, Spine surgery, Sports Medicine. Dr SS Soni is the best Orthopedic Specialist in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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