Knee pain from progressive arthritis or injury can severely impact mobility and quality of life. For patients suffering from chronic knee damage not responding to other treatments, total knee replacement surgery is a proven solution to help restore function and get lasting relief from pain. With advanced techniques and implant systems, knee arthroplasty has become a highly successful outpatient procedure with excellent outcomes.
Understanding Knee Replacement Surgery
Also known as knee arthroplasty, knee replacement is a surgical procedure to resurface a damaged knee joint. The orthopedic surgeon removes diseased cartilage and bone from the thighbone, shinbone, and kneecap. These arthritic surfaces are replaced with polyethylene and metal components to restore natural knee movement.
A total knee replacement resurfaces all three knee compartments. A partial replacement only replaces the damaged portion. The implants used are typically constructed of durable medical-grade metals, plastics, and ceramics. After surgery, patients undergo targeted exercises to strengthen muscles and regain mobility.
When is Knee Replacement Surgery Required?
There are various knee conditions that may warrant replacement, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and avascular necrosis.
Nonsurgical options are tried first before considering knee replacement. If disabling knee pain and dysfunction persist compromising quality of life, your orthopedic specialist may advise knee replacement surgery.
Benefits of Knee Replacement Surgery
For appropriately selected patients, knee arthroplasty can provide:
– Marked reduction in chronic knee pain
– Restored range of motion, alignment, and stability
– Improved ability to walk, climb stairs, squat
– Enhanced mobility, independence, and quality of life
– Over 95% implant survival rates at 15-20 years
Knee Replacement at Prolife Hospitals in Ludhiana
With excellent clinical infrastructure, technologies, and coordinated knee care pathways, patients can undergo total or partial knee replacement at Prolife Hospitals in Ludhiana for severe knee arthritis with excellent outcomes. The surgery helps provide dramatic pain relief, long-term restored function, and improved quality of life.
The surgery stages, implant options, and recovery process are similar to our previous knee replacement blogs.
For those suffering from severe end-stage knee arthritis and damage, a well-performed knee replacement surgery can provide tremendous benefits including pain relief, corrected mechanics, enhanced mobility, and improved quality of life. With extensive experience in knee arthroplasties, the skilled orthopedic surgeons at Prolife Hospitals Ludhiana use cutting-edge techniques to help patients restore knee function after advanced degeneration. Consult today to determine your candidacy.