Knee replacement has become the most common and safest form of joint replacement surgery. This can be attributed due to improvements in the science of knee replacement implants, experience of surgeons, and the growing population of knee replacement patients. Although public perception can be influenced by negative advertising and press, the fact is that knee replacement surgery is one of the most successful surgical procedures performed today and patient perception is by and large positive because it improves quality of life, the knee becomes totally pain free, person comes back and performs his all normal activities. The main advantage of this surgery is that the person becomes fully mobile and independent. It does not require any attendant to help him in is everyday activities.
Advantages of Knee Replacement Surgery:
- It makes the patients mobile again
- It reduces the pain and improves the quality of life
- It reduces inflammation and redness in the knee
- It helps the patients feel independent and confident
These days there are newer technologies and sophisticated implants that help the surgeons achieve 100 % success rate and zero error. Computer Navigation Technology is an example that has revolutionised the joint replacement for surgeons. It assures the best alignment and the patient gets the best benefit out of the same. The technology ensures that the hip, knee and ankle alignment is perfect. Due to this perfection the life of the implant is extended and the patient is at ease. If you are opting for joint replacement , ask your orthopaedician about the technology.
Aspects to be a candidate for Joint/ Knee Replacement:
It is to be understood that knee replacement cannot be performed on all patients. The surgeons judge the patients on a number of factors – presence of mind, no signs of being senile, proper hip rotation, no Alzeihmers and Parkinsons Disease. These tests and choice is important to understand if the patient will be able to follow the instructions given by the surgeon. This suitability check ensures the success rate of the transplant.
How to choose the doctor for knee transplant?
Choose the specialist that is pro technology, pro follow up and is pro patient. Understand the feedback of the doctors in your vicinity and then evaluate the same. Your choice should be based on the reputation of the doctor and the hospital facility. Discuss your concerns with the doctor and ask him to recommend the implant to be used.