Knee Replacement Surgery- Procedure and types of knee replacement
Doctors’ Circle – World’s Largest Health Platform Published on Jun 6, 2019
Most common knee replacement surgery is total knee replacement surgery. In this ends of tibia and fiber are replaced by metal and plastic. The patella of knee cap might be resurfaced or it is healthy it will left alone.
The second type of knee replacement is unicondylar knee replacement. In this only one part of the knee is replaced as show in the picture in the video. But this type of surgery is only possible in few people.
The last type is Knee cap replacement. Knee replacement usually considered for people with severe pain and mobility issues when their arthritis is not responding to drugs or physiotherapy. In knee end of the thigh bone and end of shin bone are attached by cartilage. This is damaged during arthritis. In this surgery bone of the cartilage is removed and replaced by plastic and metal. The main benefit of this is freedom from pain. Associate benefits are better mobility you can walk on your own.