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Knee Replacement

Knee replacement, or knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that replaces a damaged knee joint with an artificial prosthesis. It is commonly performed for severe knee pain caused by conditions like osteoarthritis. During the surgery, damaged joint surfaces are removed, and artificial components are implanted to restore joint function. Knee replacement aims to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance quality of life for individuals with debilitating knee conditions.


What is knee replacement surgery?

Knee replacement surgery is a procedure in which a damaged or diseased knee joint is replaced with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis, to alleviate pain and restore function.

Why is knee replacement surgery necessary?

Knee replacement surgery is typically recommended for individuals with severe knee arthritis, chronic knee pain, knee deformities, or knee injuries that significantly affect their quality of life and mobility.

What is the recovery time for knee replacement surgery?

The recovery time after knee replacement surgery can vary, but most patients can expect to be able to walk with the help of a walker or crutches within a few days. Full recovery and return to normal activities may take several weeks to months, depending on individual factors.

What are the potential risks and complications of knee replacement surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, knee replacement surgery carries risks such as infection, blood clots, knee stiffness, implant loosening, and nerve or blood vessel damage. However, serious complications are rare, and the majority of knee replacement surgeries are successful.

How long does a knee replacement last?

The lifespan of a knee replacement prosthesis can vary, but on average, they can last for 15 to 20 years or more with proper care, including maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding excessive strain on the knee, and regular follow-up with the orthopedic surgeon.

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