Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee Replacement, also known as knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve pain and disability. It is most commonly performed for osteoarthritis, and also for other knee diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
- Correction of deformity
- Painless life
- Back to normal physical activities
Reasons To Have Surgery
- Severe pain and stiffness makes it hard for you to walk, climb stairs, or get out of a chair.
- Nagging knee pain bothers you while resting, possibly keeping you from sleeping well.
- Your knee is often swollen.
- Your knee is bowed or has other defects.
- Physical therapy and medication haven’t helped.
For most people, knee replacement provides pain relief, improved mobility and a better quality of life. And most knee replacements can be expected to last more than 15 years.
Three to six weeks after surgery, you generally can resume most daily activities, such as shopping and light housekeeping. Driving is also possible at around three weeks if you can bend your knee far enough to sit in a car, if you have enough muscle control to operate the brakes and accelerator, and if you're not still taking narcotic pain medications.
After recovery, you can engage in various low-impact activities, such as walking, swimming, golfing or biking. But you should avoid higher impact activities — such as jogging, skiing, tennis and sports that involve contact or jumping. Talk to your doctor about your limitations.
What is the average age for a total knee replacement?
Most people who undergo a knee replacement are between the ages of 50 and 80. The average age is about 70. About 60 percent of the recipients are women. The procedure has a high success rate and is considered relatively safe and effective.
Is a knee replacement painful?
Knee replacements are among the most commonly performed and highly successful orthopedic surgical procedures. A knee replacement is done when the knee joint has worn out, most often as a result of wear-and-tear arthritis. ... However, not everyone has a pain-free knee after the procedure.