Monday, 5 June 2017

Knee Replacement – Ensuring Successful Relief for Knee Disorders

A condition where you are unable to move according to your heart’s will can be quite terrifying. Knee disorders could do that to you. Characterised by severe pain and strained mobility, they interfere with our daily activities making normal things such as climbing stairs and going for a walk a distant reality.
Knee replacement surgeries are effective treatment techniques, which helps in restoring mobility while relieving the pain. They have gained a lot of popularity what with its high rate of success achieved over the few years since its introduction.

Knee replacement procedures helps in curing knee irregularities by replacing the damaged portion with an artificial replacement. The replacement prosthesis is made out of high quality plastic, polymer or inert metal. The durability of the material used makes it a permanent or long lasting solution.
The procedure of knee replacement, also known as knee arthroplasty is helpful in treatment of a number of knee disorders caused due to conditions like arthritis, severe pain in knees due to wear or tear of knee cartilage, swelling or inflammation in knees and knee deformities.
Knee replacement procedure
The procedure of knee replacement is planned on the basis of the age of the patient, severity of the condition and the cause and extent of the disorder. The different types of knee replacement techniques are as follows: -
  • Partial knee replacement – partial knee replacement includes implanting an artificial prosthesis after removing the damaged part of the knee joint. This involves a simple surgical procedure which has a faster recovery rate.
  • Total knee replacement – total knee replacement involves the replacement of the whole knee joint with an artificial implant. They are usually performed in patients with conditions such as osteoporosis. The procedure can be completed within a duration of 1 to 2 hours and has a success rate of more than 90%.
  • Revision surgery – it is done to correct any inadequacy that has cropped up after a prior orthopaedic surgery.
Dr. S V Santpure is an internationally acclaimed surgeon specialised in advanced orthopaedic treatments.

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