Don’t get scared of knee replacements!
Once a person starts to age, it’s his/her bones which are affected the most. Talking about problems caused by bones, joint pain or knee pain is something which every old age person complaints of. While some of the cases are just seasonal and go away and come back time to time, the ones having osteoarthritis or osteoporosis have it difficult throughout the year.
Knee replacement surgeries have become common over the past few decades due to increased cases of degenerative knee diseases such as arthritis. Other than this, knee replacements are also performed for infection in knee joint, trauma and cancer etc. In previous times knee replacements were very complicated due to obsolete implants and technology but in today’s scenario with a variety of technologically advanced knee implants, disability is just a word.
INNOVATIONS IN KNEE ARTHROPLASTY
Various implants are available according to needs and damage of joint. Sometimes only one side of knee joint is affected hence there is no need to resurface the whole joint and only one compartment is replaced. This is called hemiarthroplasty and is less invasive as compared to total knee replacement.
Even total knee replacement has become much less complicated with long lasting and biomechanically advanced implants which last even for a lifetime. These implants are personalised for each and every patients. Gender specific implants are also available keeping in mind the differences in anatomy, walking pattern and body shape in men and women.
The knee implants are made up of highly efficient and non corrosive metal which increase the life of implant. In between two metal bodies, there is cross linked polyethylene body present which is highly durable and increase stability and effective in shock absorbing within the joint. These features help you to walk more naturally after an arthroplasty.
Less time on bed
Numerous amounts of studies have been conducted on life after knee replacement which led to advancement in rehabilitation post total knee replacements. Now rehabilitation is of shorter period and more effective so that you don’t need to stay on bed for long and could perform your daily life activities more effectively.
Therefore, it can be safely concluded that medical science has come far off in term of development and knee surgery or replacement is no more an excessively complicated surgery. It can be looked upon as a harmless option for people suffering terribly because of their knee problems.