A knee replacement is normally considered when all other attempts for treating a serious knee injury, have fallen short. Here’s what you should know about the procedure.
About Knee Replacements
A bone fracture and certain health conditions, such as, deep vein thrombosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis, require a knee replacement. During this type of surgery, an Orthopaedic specialist will successfully remove the compromised ends of the bones inside the knee. These parts will then be carefully replaced by a plastic and metal prosthesis.
A quick and long-lasting recovery depends on a couple of key, determining factors. One is physical therapy, and the other is a CPM machine. Attached to the leg, this piece of medical equipment helps the knee gradually ease back into its normal functioning state, by moving it around in different directions. Both of these play an important role for maximizing recovery.