When the cartilage covering bone articulation is lost it is called Arthritis. Most common types of arthritis are
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The early-stage treatment of knee arthritis involves management of pain with mild medication, weight reduction, and physiotherapy. However, for end-stage or chronic arthritis which involves a severe decrease in joint space and a consequently significant amount of pain, a surgeon replaces the worn articular cartilage with artificial long-lasting bearing surfaces called modern knee replacement.
Knee replacement or arthroplasty is a surgery performed to replace a damaged, worn or a diseased knee with an artificial joint. The goal of knee replacement is to relieve pain, restore proper function of the knee joint, and improve the overall quality of life
In this procedure, the complete knee joint is replaced with an artificial joint, made of metal and plastic components.
Worsening of Knee Deformity: The protective bone cushion can become over time leading to increased inflammation induced-joint fluid.
Increased Joint Stiffness: Due to inflammation and lack of mobility, the ligament, joint capsule, and muscle become contracted making the joint stiff. Difficulty in like walking, and sitting.
Ageing: As you delay your knee replacement surgery, lowered endurance, weight gain and pulmonary issues may make you ineligible for surgery.
Reduced Muscle Strength: As mobility is restricted, it takes a toll on muscle stamina making it lose tensile strength.