Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee replacement also called knee arthroplasty or even total knee replacement is a surgical treatment to resurface a knee damaged by arthritis. Plastic and metal parts are used to cap the ends of the bones that form the knee joint, along with the kneecap. This surgery should be considered by someone who has severe arthritis or a severe knee injury.
Different types of arthritis may affect the knee joint differently like, Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults, which may result in the breakdown of joint cartilage and adjacent bone in the knees. Rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation is caused in the synovial membrane and results in excessive synovial fluid, which can lead to pain and stiffness. Traumatic arthritis, arthritis caused due to injury, may cause damage to the cartilage of the knee.
The objective of knee replacement surgery is to resurface the parts of the knee joint that have been injured and to lessen knee pain that cannot be controlled by other treatments.
Many clinics also offer a rapid recovery program after a typically invasive knee replacement takes approximately half as long as a traditional total knee replacement, the recovery time varies from person to person. Mostly focused on enriching patient care, such programs are developed to support faster recovery and reduce pain for patients, as well as expedite treatment and reinstatement of function following joint replacement surgery.
By opting for such “rapid recovery” orthopeadic surgeon to entrust with your joint replacement surgery, you can expect to:
- Get better faster
- Have less pain
- Be up and walking just hours after surgery
- Go home sooner
- Have someone you choose ready to help you. This person is your “coach” and is with you before and after surgery
One of the main factors that obstruct recovery following joint replacement surgery is using traditional techniques is pain. There is a range of different types of nerve fibers in our bodies. After repeated stimulation or with damaged nerve fibers, as occurs during and after surgery, certain pain fibers experience a general increase in excitability. The pain fibers then cause a central sensitization of the nerves in your spinal cord in response to this hyperactivity. Certain chemical changes then occur that result in a pain wind-up phenomenon.
This is a similar process which is experienced by patients who suffer from chronic pain. The aim, therefore, becomes to switch off the pain intra-operatively before it starts. This is the basis of this new technique that is resulting in many positive benefits for patients.
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