Knee Replacement surgery, also known as Knee Arthroplasty is a surgical drill that involves replacing a damaged, worn or diseased knee joint with an artificial joint(made from metal and plastic components) to relieve pain, disability and provide continued motion of the knee.
Knee Replacement is mostly performed for osteoarthritis on patients with severe deformity from advanced rheumatoid arthritis, trauma or long standing osteoarthritis.
Adults of any age can be considered for a knee replacement, although most are carried out on people between the ages of 60 and 80, more people are now receiving this surgery at a younger age.
Symptoms that shows when a Knee Replacement is needed
Patients whose knee joints have been damaged by progressive arthritis, trauma, or any other rare destructive diseases of the joint, such that your mobility is reduced and you experience pain even while resting requires knee replacement. The most prevalent reason for knee replacement is severe osteoarthritis of the knees and should be considered when conventional treatments have been exhausted.