Walking is an essential aspect to keep us fit. But, most of us cannot do even such a simple exercise. Knee pain can be a barrier to your daily activities. Other than degeneration and injury, Arthritis is the most common cause of knee pain among the elderly population. When the basic treatments fail to give a painless life, then the patient is advised with a knee replacement surgery also known as Arthroplasty.
Before surgery, the orthopedic surgeon will assess the patient’s overall health. The evaluation contains a full medical history, a thorough physical examination, blood tests, X-rays, CT/MRI to determine the condition of the affected knee.You may have either a total or a half-knee replacement. this will depend on how damaged your knee is.
During a total knee replacement, a metal shell is replaced by removing the end of the thighbone.The end of the lower leg bone (tibia) is also removed and replaced with a channeled plastic piece with a metal stem. Depending on the condition of the kneecap portion of the knee joint, a plastic "button" may also be added to the kneecap surface.
Walking is an essential aspect to keep us fit. But, most of us cannot do even such a simple exercise. The reason behind the inability is Knee pain. Knee pain is commonly experienced by elders due to the degeneration, injury, and arthritis. When the basic treatments fail to give a painless life, then the patient is advised with a knee replacement surgery. This surgery is also called as Arthroplasty.
Usually, in a Knee Replacement Surgery, the orthopedic surgeon removes the damaged bone and cartilage of the knee joint, replaces them with a metal, polymers or hard plastic prosthesis. The surgery will aid in pain reduction and improve the knee functionality.
Dr. Banarji B.H is one of the eminent, distinguished and most sought after Orthopaedic Surgeon in Bangalore. One can avail his services At ORTHO ONE- Orthopaedic Speciality Clinic and also he is a consultant in SAKRA WORLD hospital in Banglore, India.
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