Knee Replacement

The knee is one of the most important joints in the body. Without the knee, our legs wouldn’t be able to bend or straighten, which would make getting around difficult or impossible. Healthy knees are a critical part of good mobility, which is vital to living a fulfilling life. It’s important to understand the kinds of injuries that that can affect the knee, such as: 

  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Kneecap Bursitis
  • Knee Ligament Injuries (Torn ACL)
  • Meniscus Repair

Many knee injuries, including knee osteoarthritis, require surgery to treat. Common knee surgeries include: 

  • Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Partial Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Synovectomy
  • ACL Reconstruction Surgery

Knee Replacement Surgery and Recovery 

Knee replacement surgery is a procedure that replaces the surface of the knee joint with metal or plastic, which can help alleviate pain and fix damage caused by arthritis or Knee Osteoarthritis. Knee Osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage around the knee wears down over time, resulting in pain and stiffness. Without treatment, cartilage around the knee will continue to wear away, and the condition may become even more painful. 

Types of Knee Replacement Surgery

There are two kinds of knee replacement surgery: full and partial. A partial knee replacement surgery is performed when only one knee needs to be replaced, while a full knee replacement surgery is performed when both knees need to be replaced. 

Both surgeries are routine and have been performed regularly for the last thirty years. Recently, new techniques have been developed that make the surgery even less invasive and allow surgeons to make smaller incisions, making the procedure less painful. 

Recovering From Surgery

Patients that undergo knee replacement surgery can expect greater mobility and relief from persistent knee pain. Although minor complications are a possibility, they are unlikely. After recovery, patients can resume most activities, though it is recommended you avoid high-impact and strenuous exercise. 

Deciding on knee surgery is tough, but the experts at Yuma Bone and Joint can help walk you through the process, so you can feel confident about your decision. Schedule a consultation today!

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