The days of sitting on the sofa and growing old have vanished. Middle-aged and older adults increasingly demand an active and healthy lifestyle. But dealing with the inevitable aches and pains of aging can prove frustrating, especially when they keep you from doing the activities you love. Knee pain is a prime culprit. As a result, a growing number of individuals are considering knee replacement surgery. Ignorance and myths about joint replacement surgeries, one of the most feasible treatments for OA, leads to a large no patients continuing to live in pain and letting it affect their day to day routine.
Total knee replacement (TKR) can free you of pain and give you a second life! A total knee replacement operation removes the damaged areas of bone and replaces them with metal and plastic parts.
Most people enjoy an active and pain-free life within 8-10 weeks after surgery. In many cases, they’re able to resume activities like golf and walking that their arthritic pain made them give up years ago. Like you, your knee is unique. The same solution may not necessarily be right for everyone. New age techniques like i-assist computer navigation which is much more precise and the personalized implants match so well with the patient’s own natural anatomy that the patients are much more comfortable and confident. In fact the patient forgets that he has an artificial knee.
The goal of surgery is to achieve several decades of a pain-free functioning knee at a reasonable cost and this is clearly achieved in a very high percentage of patients who undergo surgery. About 85 percent of artificial knees still work after 20 years. This is one reason that this procedure is so popular.