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What can you expect during a knee replacement surgery?
Knee Replacement surgery is also termed as knee arthroplasty or knee resurfacing. The procedure helps you to reinstate load-bearing capacity and mobility in your knees. Due to worn and damaged articulate cartilage of the knee, you often experience a lot of pain, stiffness or swelling. You may experience these impairments as a result of age-related diseases like arthritis or maybe due to an accident. In this process, the doctor covers both the ends of the bone with a joint-shaped prosthetic made up of steel or plastic, enabling smooth movement of the knee.
In either of the cases, these prosthetics will help you overcome the pain along with improved knee movement.
When to have surgery?
If you’re finding it difficult carrying out daily activities like
These are a few major symptoms pointing towards the inevitability of having a knee replacement. Aforementioned symptoms are connected to the below-identified reasons:
Osteoarthritis: This is age-related arthritis, which affects people above 50 years but in rare cases younger people too. It is like the erosion of cartilage in the joints caused by inflammation, breakdown and time leading to more friction and pain.
Rheumatoid: unlike Osteoarthritis, where we quantified multiple reasons for the issue but in this scenario, inflammation was found to be the root cause of cartilage damage causing soreness and stiffness.
Post Traumatic arthritis: when bones around the knee joints are damaged or ligament tears due to an accident or injury.
Types Of Surgery
Partial Knee replacement
The surgery depends on the level of damage happened to your knees. In case of less damage, the partial knee joint is replaced, where the loss of blood is less and recovery time is normally shorter. Possibly, you will experience normal movement post-recovery.
Total Knee Replacement
The surgery lasts for about 2-3 hours and the loss of blood is more, hence the recovery time is extended as compared to partial surgery. Post-surgery, you will have less pain and it will last or up to 20 years.
Precautions to take post-surgery
Post Surgery, you must take good rest for speedy recuperation. Usually, you will be relieved from the hospital within 2-3 days but special care is required at home for at least 6-8 weeks. Once relieved from the hospital until fully recuperated, you would require the help of parallel bars, walkers, crutches to be able to walk again.
During this phase, instead of becoming lackadaisical, it is highly recommended for you to stay positive and focus on overall health to boost recovery.
Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) Machines
With the advancements of technology, our expert team of orthopaedic doctors recommend the use of CPM machines for a swift recovery. These machines will help you in regaining the full range of motion in less time leading to early hospital discharge. For the optimal recovery, CPM is suggested to use for up to 8 hours in the middle of your sleep and other physical activities.