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The best Knee Replacement is the one which provides you a mobile, pain-free and perfectly moving knee joint. Best Knee Replacement needs best orthopedic surgeon as well as the best procedure under the sterile conditions and the experienced hands.
In this article, we are going to give you a brief about what is total joint replacement, and how is it performed and what is the outcome of the procedure.
So here is an overview:-
What is Total Joint Replacement?
A total joint replacement is the procedure in which the both sides (bony parts) are removed and it is replaced by the artificial joints (Alloy implants) which can be fixed to the bone either with or without cement, depending upon the patient and his/her age and bone-conditions.
How is Total Knee-Replacement Performed?
In the total knee replacement procedure,
Only the damaged part of the joint is sliced-off or brushed-off, so that the joint-ends become smooth.
The upper knee bone, named as femur, is provided a U-shaped cup to cover the surface fully.
A base-plate is provided to the lower bone, named as tibia.
A plastic-tray is inserted in between the two bones which replaces the meniscus or the shock-absorbers of the knee.
The knee-cap (Patella) is provided a ‘patellar button’ to replace its damaged surface.
The knee is then moved in all directions to ensure proper fitting of the implants.
Skin-flaps are then closed with the help of stitches and bandages are provided.
Walking after Total Knee Replacement
You will be able to stand up the very next day of the surgery. Most patients are able to walk on the next day of surgery with support of the cane or crutches. Other patients who are afraid, normally walk the third day after surgery.
Life After Replacement
You can lead a perfectly normal life after the Joint Replacement Surgery. No daily activity, including brisk walking, standing, sitting etc will be hampered.
Even running is allowed once in awhile, just some high impact sports activities like jumping and jogging are asked to avoid, so that the implants last longer.
The life of the implant is generally longer than the life expectancy of the patient.
So, it’s always better to walk pain-free than sitting in pain. So don’t hesitate, it’s your right to walk pain-free, because “Mobility is Life!”