Joints are the points where two bones meet. These points make the skeletal system more flexible and aid in the easy movement of the body, like bending, twisting, and turning. Like every other organ in the body, even bones deteriorate and lose their strength affecting normal daily activities. It can be due to age, disease, or hereditary conditions.
Joint replacement surgery is also called arthroplasty. This surgery is the final relief when the medication, injections, and physical therapy do not ease the pain, swelling, and stiffness due to arthritis. The artificially made metal and plastic parts of joints are called a prosthetic and are used to replace the damaged cartilage and bones.
Knee replacement improves joint flexibility and movement. Increased activity enhances health by reducing the risk of obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
Knee replacement eases pain, swelling, and stiffness due to arthritis and upgrades the quality of life.
Avoid taking blood thinners and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications that increase bleeding.
Refrain from immune suppressants by consulting your doctor as they make you more susceptible to post-surgical infection.
Inform your doctor about all the vitamins and other ongoing medications as they may interfere with the surgical procedure.
Post knee replacement surgery the patient is discharged within two to three days. They can relapse back to normal activities within three months and it takes around six months to one year for complete recovery.
Manipal Hospital Doddaballapura has a success rate of more than 90 percent in knee replacement surgery, and patients are functioning well even after 15 years of treatment. The gamut of good specialists and world-class technology has made the phase of surgery and recovery much easier and safer.