Knee Replacement Surgery
Are You Ready For Knee Replacement Surgery?
What are signs you need, or don't need, knee replacement surgery. Learn how to know when the time is right for you to have knee replacement surgery.
I Wish I Knew Before Knee Replacement...
Have you had knee replacement surgery? Are there things you wish you had known prior to undergoing knee replacement surgery? What would you share with someone undergoing a knee replacement procedure?
When is it Time for Knee Replacement
Having a knee replacement surgery is a big decision. Knowing when the time is right for knee replacement surgery is a difficult problem, and different people their own criteria for deciding when the time was right for knee replacement. How did you decide to have knee replacement surgery?
Considering Knee Replacement Surgery?
Considering knee replacement surgery, but still have some questions? Here you will find answers to questions about why people have knee replacement, when to have a knee replacement, and what to expect for a knee replacement surgery.
Steps of a Knee Replacment Surgery
A knee replacement surgery is performed to replace the worn out cartilage from an arthritic knee with a metal and plastic implant. The steps of a knee replacement are described, from diagnosis of arthritis, to implanting the artificial knee.
What type of knee replacement implant is best?
There are many orthopedic manufacturing companies that produce different implants used in knee replacement surgery. Most of these companies make several different knee replacement prostheses. Is there a way to determine which knee replacement implant is best?
Activities After Knee Replacement
Some activities should not be performed after knee replacement surgery because of the effects on the joint replacement implant. Activities that place too much stress on the implant should be avoided so the knee replacement does not wear out quickly.
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Knee Replacement Rehab & Recovery
Knee replacement surgery is an effective treatment for severe knee arthritis. After knee replacement surgery, it is important to perform therapy to resume normal activities. Understanding the rehab will aid in your knee replacement recovery.
Knee Replacement In Young Patients
How young is too young to have a total knee replacement? Once reserved for elderly patients who have no other options, total knee replacement is now being performed in younger patients with excellent results.
Are Minimally Invasive Knee Replacements As Good As Standard Ones?
A minimally invasive knee replacement surgery is a modification to a standard knee replacement. The implants used an a standard and minimally invasive knee replacement are the same, but the incision size and the amount of tissue dissection are less. But are the results of a minimal knee replacement as good?
Bilateral Knee Replacement
A bilateral knee replacement surgery means that both knees are replaced. Bilateral knee replacement can be performed as a simultaneous procedure (both surgeries done on one day) or as a staged procedure (done on different days).
How Long Do Knee Replacements Last?
Knee replacement surgery is a treatment option for patients with severe joint arthritis. While knee replacements can last a long time, they do not last forever. Often people are worried about their knee replacements wearing out in their lifetime. How long will a knee replacement last?
CPM Following Knee Replacement Surgery
CPM, or continuous passive motion, is a machine that slowly and gently flexes and extends the knee. These devices have been used after knee surgery with the goal of improving range of motion of the knee joint.
Infection After Knee Replacement
Complications of knee replacement surgery are rare, but they can occur. One of the most concerning complications of a knee replacement is infection. Infection after knee replacement is a serious condition that requires aggressive treatment.
Pain After Knee Replacement
Pain after a knee replacement is a common complication. There are some causes of pain that have treatments, and other times patients live with their discomfort.
Revision Knee Replacement
A revision knee replacement is a second surgery performed when the original knee replacement has worn out, or needs to be redone. Revision knee replacement is a more complex surgical procedure, and often leads to less successful results than the original surgery.
Clicking After Knee Replacement Surgery
Many people who have knee replacement surgery will hear noises such as clicking or clunking coming from their replaced knee. Knowing that a normal knee replacement can make noise should put most people at ease that there is not a problem with their replacement.
A patellofemoral replacement is a surgical option to just replace the area of the knee under the kneecap. This is one type of partial knee replacement.