Knee replacement (arthroplasty)

Dr Loseli offers a range of knee procedures, from total knee replacement to ACL reconstruction

Knee replacement (arthroplasty)

A total knee replacement (arthroplasty )is a major surgical procedure that involves removing damaged or diseased parts of the knee joint and replacing them with artificial components made of metal and plastic. It is a commonly performed orthopedic surgery that can help alleviate pain, restore mobility, and improve quality of life for those suffering from severe arthritis or other debilitating conditions affecting the knee.

For those considering a total knee replacement, it is important to understand the process and potential risks involved. Patients should discuss all the options with their doctor before making a decision. The surgery typically requires general anesthesia and can last up to two hours. During the procedure, the surgeon will remove the damaged bone and replace it with artificial components made of metal and plastic. The new joint will be carefully positioned to allow for normal movement of the knee.

After surgery, patients can expect some pain and swelling in the area. It is important to follow post-operative instructions carefully, which will likely include physical therapy and light exercise to strengthen the muscles around the joint. It is important to be mindful of your body and take proper precautions to avoid re-injury. Patients should maintain a healthy lifestyle with plenty of rest, balanced diet, and light exercise. Physical therapy can also help improve strength and mobility in the affected area, as well as reduce swelling and pain. It can take up to three months for a patient to experience full relief from the procedure, but with proper care and dedication, a total knee replacement can be successful in improving quality of life for those suffering from debilitating conditions.

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