The Risks and Benefits of Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee Replacement Surgery is practiced by broad spectrum of surgeons to alleviate the knee pain. Patients with severe destruction of the knee joint and bearing progressive knee pain and impaired function are often referred for the Knee replacement surgery. Knee replacement surgery is often proclaimed to be the key solution for patients suffering from arthritis. Total Knee Replacement Benefits and Risks is often analyzed by the leading surgeons before putting forward their preference for a surgery.

What is a Total Knee Replacement?
Total Knee Replacement

Knee Replacement Surgery:

Total Knee Replacement forms the bulk and majority of all knee replacement procedures. During surgery, surgeons repairs the knee joint by covering the thighbone with a metal covering and enclosing the shinbone with plastic. The prosthesis replaces the rough and irregular surfaces of the worn bone with smooth surfaces. The procedure involves some removal of bone and cartilage and is one of the most widely practiced. After a TKR, you should expect to spend three to five days at the hospital while undertaking some weight bearing exercised under the guidance of the surgeons.

Risks associated with Knee Replacement Surgery:

  • Infection

Bacteria that enter the bloodstream during dental procedures or from urinary tract, skin, or fingernail infections are the most common

  • Blood clots in the leg vein or lungs

Blood clots in the leg veins are the most common complication of knee replacement surgery.

  • Osteolysis

The bone lying next to the knee implant also breaks down due to the body’s reaction. The reaction is primarily caused due to the contact between the metal and plastic components in the knee replacement.

  • Implant fracture

Implant fracture is often reported following the completion of the knee replacement surgery.

Despite the underlying risks, one can see the advantages of knee replacement surgery without any issue. Let’s take a look at the whole advantages of knee replacement surgery.

Advantages of Knee Replacement Surgery:

  • Normal life gets resumed with knee replacement surgery for the help in daily to daily activities. Cycling and swimming can be indulged in as with walking.
  • Most patients can bend their knee from straight to 110º.
  • Freedom from pain
  • Improved deformed joints alignment and muscle strength are noticed after surgery.
  • Often the surgery leads to a more mobility and the knee replacement last for greater amount of years.

Dr Chirag Patel reviews each patient medical history and problems before selecting a proper medical care for them. Total Knee replacement is often the solution for longstanding knee problems which are not helped by the common knee therapy.

Get in touch with Dr Chirag Patel at Kiran Hospital Surat,for all Knee Injury Treatment. Contact +917574887777.