Knee joint replacement or arthroplasty is a knee joint replacement operation in which the patient’s damaged joint is completely replaced. One of the most common reasons for patients to replace the knee joint is severe knee pain caused by injuries, accidents, chronic diseases, or wear and tear of the knee joint, which is due to many factors such as the location of the knee pain. which may be behind the knee, below the knee, patella or… or it depends on the age of the people, because wear and tear of the knee is usually directly related to aging.
This surgery is performed when the discomfort caused by stress and knee joint arthritis cannot be controlled with non-surgical treatment and severely affects the patient’s quality of life.
The function of these artificial joints is natural and they usually have a long lifespan depending on the conditions and the way they are used. But if the joint is overloaded during the person’s life due to excess weight, intense physical training, etc., it will break, dislocate or separate.
Who is the right candidate for knee joint replacement?
Joint replacement, especially knee and hip joints, is one of the most successful surgeries around the world. However, orthopedic doctors start non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy and medication in the early stages. In some of these people, the initial treatments have no effect and the normal function of the knee does not return. also pain, in the region of the knee at all times; Even the break time continues. In this way, these people are the main candidates for knee replacement surgery.
Those who feel severe and non-stop pain in the knee
Those who have limited mobility
Those whose knees are deformed
Those who have knee pain all the time even when resting
Those who were not affected by non-surgical treatment