Knee Replacement Surgery : Need, risk and Recovery

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Now it has become difficult for you to move as you used to do before. It has become very much painful to walk, run or climb stairs. You have tried all doctors, taken all prescribed medicines. But nothing has worked yet. If that is the situation then, surely you need to consider knee replacement surgery, the last solution for arthritis.


Knee replacement surgery has become one of the most common bone surgeries in India. People who experience severe pain caused by arthritis go through knee replacement surgery. It helps you move more freely and remove stiffness and chronic pain. According to a report, approximately 1.2 billion surgeries have been performed till date.



Knee replacement surgery-

Knee replacement surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon who removes the damaged part of the knee and replaces it with an artificial joint made of metal or plastic. The artificial joint is then attached to the thigh bone with a chemical material acrylic cement.


Why Would I Need Surgery?

Suffering from arthritis  

Knee injury

Loss of blood flow


Different Types of Surgery

 There are three main types of knee replacement surgery:

 1. Total knee replacement. 

 2. Partial knee replacement. 

 3. Kneecap replacement


What are the risks and complications of undergoing a total knee replacement?


Blood clot

Shortness of breath

Chest pain



Heart, kidney, liver damage







Other common complications include:

Allergic reaction

Excess bone forming around the artificial knee joint

Dislocated kneecap

Bleeding in the knee joint



Take iron supplements

Not to bend down and lift heavy things

Not to stay standing still for long periods

Use crutches, a walking stick, or a walker until the knee is strong enough to take your weight

Use all medications according to the instructions

Carry out the recommended exercises to encourage proper mobility



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