When Knee Replacement Surgery is Recommended?


Knee osteoarthritis is considered to be the worst situation of a body where you won’t able to make movement easier. Walking, climbing, swimming, sitting, and doing stairs is not an easy job for people who are suffering from the osteoarthritis.

To obstruct the pain one can go through the physical therapy and if not then knee replacement is for you. Different other forms are also available under the physician one has to consider it before doing it. Creams ointment, injections and medication by mouth are done. But they are not the permanent; they diminish by time to time.

The time for knee replacement

The patient should be aware of the pro and cons. There are many reasons but few are sorted below.

Disruptions are seen in everyday activities

Daily activities can tell us the factors and the response of the knee. With less functioning, it is really advice to perform the knee surgery. The patient should be really aware of the surgery impacts. In daily routine, the activities involved become painful, resulting in less locomotion.

The inability to climbs the stairs, going up or down. The pain that resembles and starts generating in the knee tends you to go for the knee replacement. The patient suffers from the sleeping pain. While lying down on the bed if one feels the pain then it is the time to perform surgery.

Collision or stabbing of bone on bone

The knee replacement is performed on the basis of the previous and the present situation. The previous might come with the new error. To avoid such type of error the patients are advised to perform x-rays, x-ray make it more clearly is there any collision or the colliding of bone to bone.

The bone to bone knocking can be really painful because it daily damages the ligament. This ligament damage can cause thinning of the cartilage. For these type of patients, it is highly advised to not to consider the knee replacement.

Stability and instability

Stability here means the balance of the body with respect to the knee. Considering the fact about the knee arthritis progressive instability with respect to knee could become unstable or looser.

Cases seem to be different with the patient it could be mild and it could be dense. In many cases instability tends the patient to fall. If you are one of the patients that is getting the instability then you are knee replacement is the alternative.

With all these following factors knee replacement is easy can be known. Be safe and be healthy.

Dr Dhananjay Gupta

Dr Dhananjay Gupta
Director and Senior Consultant,
Orthopaedics and Joint Reconstruction and Replacement Surgeon
Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, Delhi.

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