What is Total Knee Replacement Surgery?
Total knee replacement surgery is available for people who feel a stiff, painful knee, that makes it hard to do even the simplest of activities. Moreover, this surgery is usually reserved for patients over the age of 50 who may also have severe osteoarthritis. This surgery involves shaving down the tibia and femur bones and inserting an artiﬁcial knee joint.
What to Expect
Total knee replacement surgery is performed while you are unconscious and involves an incision, shaving down damaged bone and cartilage, and inserting the artiﬁcial knee joint. The surgery requires a two to three-day hospital stay. Moving the joint right after surgery is vital in the recovery process and physical therapy begins immediately after surgery. Total knee replacements improve the overall well-being of patients, providing an increase in mobility after recovery.