Thursday, 15 June 2017

Knee replacement surgery : Let's start moving

Total knee replacement is a common orthopaedic procedure which is used to replace the damaged or worn out surfaces of the knee. Replacing these surfaces with an implant or prosthesis will relieve pain and increase mobility, allowing everyday activities to be pain free. Lately, invasive knee replacement in India has evolved with time and is one of the easy pain relieving procedure when compared to the traditional methods.

The traditional approach to knee replacement makes use of a long vertical incision at the centre of the knee to view and make changes in the joint. Invasive knee replacement is an alteration of this approach. The surgeon uses a shorter incision and a different, less-invasive technique to expose the joint, with the goal of reducing postoperative pain and speedy recovery.

What happens during invasive knee replacement?

In invasive knee replacement, the surgical procedure is similar to that of total knee replacement, but there is less cutting of the tissue surrounding the knee. Also, specially designed surgical instruments are used to make the femur and tibia ready and to place the implants properly. The invasive knee replacement procedure is performed through a comparatively short incision of 4 to 6 inches which is less when compared to 8 to 10 inches for traditional knee replacement. A smaller incision allows less tissue disturbance. In addition to a shorter incision, the technique which is used to open the knee is less invasive. As the techniques used to expose the joints involve less disruption to the muscles, it will lead to less postoperative pain and reduced recovery time.

Who can have an invasive knee replacement?                                    

Invasive knee replacement is not suitable for all the patients. The doctor will conduct a thorough evaluation and will consider several factors before determining if the procedure is an option for the patient or no. Generally, the patients for invasive procedures are not obese, younger, healthier, stronger and more motivated to actively participate in the rehabilitation process, when compared to patients who have to undergo the traditional surgery. Invasive surgeries are not suitable for patients who are overweight or who have already undergone other knee surgeries. Also the patients who have some significant deformities in the knee, those who are too muscular and those with health problems that slow down the wound healing process are at a higher risk for problems from invasive knee replacement.

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