Some of the common symptoms and indicators for the need of a knee replacement surgery are:
Patients who have been diagnosed with Lateral or Medial Knee Osteoarthritis can undergo Partial Knee Replacement surgery. Additionally, those with a good enough range of knee motion, stability in the knee, intact anterior cruciate ligament, and damage to only one compartment of the knee, can be considered for a Partial Knee Replacement.
Apart from this, those with an old injury may also be considered a potential candidate for a partial knee replacement.
The doctor may diagnose the need for a knee replacement surgery based on:
A Partial Knee Replacement surgery is performed to remove damaged bone and tissue in the knee joint. With this procedure, only the parts of the knee affected by the arthritis are replaced with an artificial implant.
The partial knee replacement surgeries are usually performed using small incisions, resulting in faster recovery.
Risks and Complications associated with Partial Knee Replacement include:
If the patient experiences fever, chills, increasing pain, or bleeding, schedule an appointment with the doctor immediately.
For a faster and better recovery from a partial knee replacement, start physiotherapy and light movement at the earliest. Also, your doctor may prescribe you medications such as antibiotics to avoid infections, blood thinners to avoid blood clots, and for pain management.
If the patient experiences fever, chills, bleeding, or increasing pain, get in touch with your doctor immediately.
No, typically those diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis have a completely disease affected joint. A partial knee replacement tends to only a part of the knee joint.
You will have to stay in the hospital for about 1-2 days after a partial knee replacement surgery.
If you experience bleeding, increasing pain, fever/chills, or discharge/odour from the incision site, you must get in touch with your doctor immediately.
Typically, osteoarthritis is believed to be present in 30% of the population, equally affecting both men and women under 50 years of age. More women are affected by this condition in the age group of 50 years & above.
If your knee pain persists despite being on medication and maintaining a healthy body weight, you may want to consider opting for a knee replacement surgery.
You may experience some pain after the surgery. Your doctor may prescribe medication for pain management.