Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Who needs a Knee replacement surgery

In humans, a lot of large joints, which, like the complicated levers redistribute weight and ensure normal traffic. The knee is just such joints and accounts for the entire mass of the human body. That is why diseases that are associated with the knee, are in first place in trauma practice. 
First Knee replacement was done in 1968. Now it is an advanced surgical treatment which helps a lots of people who is straggling to complete there daily works.

Who needs a knee replacement?

Knee replacement is used in cases where the painful joint stiffness makes it difficult even the simplest movement, and other well-known medical facilities have been tried. Basically, these operations are performed in patients older than 50 years, with severe form of osteoarthritis.

What are the latest advances in surgery for the knee Replacement?

Minimally invasive surgery has radically altered the knee surgery, however, like many other areas of medicine. The key difference is that in minimally invasive surgery using special methods and tools to carry out complex operations without large incisions.

 Minimally invasive surgery to replace a knee joint requires a much smaller incision (7 to 11 centimeters), compared to traditional operation. A less invasive approach means less damaged tissues, as Doctor can run exactly between the fibers quadriceps muscle and tendon is not cut. Reducing pain, reduced recovery period, easing traffic due to the smaller amount of scar tissue after knee replacement - all to achieve minimally invasive surgery.
Currently, minimally invasive surgery is using all over the world.

What happens after surgery?

In normal case patient remains in the hospital after a knee replacement from three to five days. The vast majority of people who undergo such operations, significant improvements noticeable. They appear, as a rule, one month after surgery or later. The pain of a damaged joint, leaving as soon as a new sliding surface is formed during the operation.
After knee replacement patients try to stand and walk the next day. First, you can move around with the help of two parallel bars, then - relying on crutches, a walker or a cane until the knee will not be able to keep the total weight of your body. About six weeks later, most people can safely walk almost unaided. When power is restored muscle physiotherapy for who underwent knee replacement only limitation is people can’t running and jumping.

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