Knee replacement surgery is also known as knee arthroplasty. This surgery is usually applied to patients who feel severe joint pain in the knee and whose knees have begun to lose their functionality. Of course, before the operation, the doctor performs various tests on the patient. During the operation, the femur, tibia, damaged bone, and cartilage in the kneecap are removed, and then an artificial joint formed with the appropriate material is placed in its place. Of course, how the surgery will progress depends on the needs and health status of the patient. So, why is knee replacement preferred?
Why Knee Replacement?
One of the main reasons for knee replacement is to repair joint damage caused by various diseases. The pain of people is sometimes at a level that restricts their movements and keeps them away from their daily lives. For example, the person may feel pain when getting up from a chair or climbing stairs, and these simple procedures may become very difficult for them. Have you tried many treatment methods in such cases? Did you go to the doctor and take medication or try to lose weight and undergo physical therapy? If you tried different methods but did not get results, you may be a suitable candidate for knee replacement.
Especially if there is a deformity in your knee, for example, if your knees are bent inwards or outwards, it may be possible to treat this condition with a knee replacement. It should not be forgotten that this surgery is applied more frequently to people over the age of 55. However, in some cases, it can be applied to people who are young but cannot get results from other treatment methods, if deemed appropriate after the doctor’s examination.
Before Knee Replacement
The doctor who will perform the knee replacement procedures is an orthopedic surgeon. Since orthopedic surgeons are in charge of treating muscle and bone problems, they first take you for a general examination. During the examination, your disease history is examined, and a physical examination is performed by evaluating the range of motion and strength of your knee. If necessary, imaging techniques can also be used by the doctor. After the surgery is finalized, you will be asked to give blood and urine tests before the surgery. Afterward, if there is no obstacle for knee replacement, you will be taken into surgery.
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