Knee Replacement Surgery

What is the Procedure of Partial knee Replacement Surgery?

Patient will likely be admitted to the hospital on the day of surgery. Before surgical procedure consultant doctor from the anesthesia department will discuss anesthesia choices with patient. Patient should also have discussed anesthesia choices with consultant surgeon during preoperative clinic visits. Anesthesia options include: General anesthesia (patient are put to sleep) Spinal (patient are […]

Updated on February 11, 2017      Admin

What are the risks of total knee replacement?

Risks of total knee replacement include blood clots in the legs that can travel to the lungs (pulmonary embolism). Pulmonary embolism can cause shortness of breath, chest pain, and even shock. Other risks include urinary tract infection, nausea and vomiting (usually related to pain medication), chronic knee pain and stiffness, bleeding into the knee joint, nerve damage, blood vessel injury, and infection of the knee which can require reoperation. Furthermore, the […]

Updated on February 7, 2017      Admin

What is involved with the preoperative evaluation for total knee replacement?

Before surgery, the joints adjacent to the defective knee (hip and ankle) are carefully evaluated. This is important to ensure optimal outcome and recovery from the surgery. Replacing a knee joint that is adjacent to a severely damaged joint may not yield significant improvement in function as the nearby joint may become more painful if […]

Updated on February 6, 2017      Admin

What is involved in the recovery from total knee replacement surgery?

A total knee replacement generally requires between one and a half to three hours of operative time. After surgery, patients are taken to a recovery room, where vital organs are frequently monitored. When stabilized, patients are returned to their hospital room. Passage of urine can be difficult in the immediate postoperative period, and this condition […]

Updated on February 6, 2017      Admin

Overview on Knee Replacement Surgery

A total knee replacement is a surgical process by which an ailing knee joint is substituted with artificial materials. The knee is placed on a hinge joint due to which we are all able to move and it also acts as a common point of connection between the thigh as well as the lower leg. Due to various reasons, […]

Updated on February 3, 2017      Admin