During the knee replacement surgery, the surgeon removes the damaged surfaces of the knee joint and then resurfaces it with the knee prosthesis. They are usually of two types: cemented and uncemented out of which the cemented prosthesis is used more often. This is made up of plastic and metal Later the prosthesis is attached to the bone with surgical cement. In the case of an uncemented prosthesis, the prosthesis is attached to the bone with a porous surface onto which the bone grows to attach to the prosthesis. Later the incision is closed with surgical tapes or stitches.
Ligaments and muscles provide stability because of which the knee weight-bearing surfaces allow painless moments, in the case of a healthy knee. Whereas the cartilage cushion is worn out in case of an arthritic knee. The bones rub together and it becomes rough due to which there is difficulty in walking as there are inflammations and pain.
Patients suffering from Osteoarthritis are the ones who are usually advised to go for total knee replacement. Conditions which may require knee replacement are as follows:
Knee replacement is advised when nonsurgical options such as medication, physical therapy, and other walking aid are not able to help the patient to alleviate the pain. Total knee replacement is major surgery and therefore the patient is advised to go through this surgery only when all the above medications fail to provide relief. Some more reasons when a patient is advised to go through this surgery are as follows: If there is any instability in the knee If there are deformities in the knee because of which it is impossible to stay active throughout the day. If the patient is unable to sleep because the pain in the knee is so severe. If there is any stiffness or swelling in the knee joint. If it gets impossible to work.
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