Sometimes the knees of patient suffering from severe Arthritis or any injury makes even simple daily task difficult like walking climbing stairs etc. when medication and physiotherapy ceases to act, the patient requires Knee Replacement. Usually the knee has 3 components depending upon the damage the Surgery is classified as:
Partial Knee Replacement:- When the damage is limited,the surgeon only replaces one component of the knee joint.
Total Knee Replacement: – When the damage is severe and the bone is also affected then the surgeon replaces the entire knee (all the three components).
Both the knees can also be replaced simultaneously, the process thus known as Bilateral Knee Replacement.
Post knee replacement the patient has to take rest and special care to avoid any complications.