Pain and diseases affects the overall quality of life, not just yours but the family’s as well. Knee disorders can be caused due to injuries by accident, diseases of knee, obesity and lack of physical activity, wear and tear due to age and so on. A knee replacement surgery is usually suggested when other modes of treatment do not work to cure pain and stiffness in the knee that interfere with daily like activities of the person.
The process of knee replacement surgery is done after the administration of anaesthesia. The area or parts of the knee joint which are damaged are then removed and the area is shaped to hold a prosthesis in its place. The prosthesis used in knee replacement surgery are made of quality inert metals that do not react or cause harm to the adjoining tissues are bone. In older people, the prosthesis is joined cemented to the adjoining parts with a special substance. In younger people, they are not cemented, the bones are allowed to grow into them, holding them in place. With the minimally invasive surgery being popular nowadays, knee replacement procedure has been simplified to a large extent. The knee surgery should be followed by physical therapy to ease the joints and to help them function properly. People can return to normal activity in a period of about 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the health of the patient.