This is one of the safest and most effective standard orthopedic procedures.
Knee replacement Surgery is performed to replace the surface of the knee joint. The main aim of this procedure is to reduce or eliminate pain, discomfort and disability. These ailments are usually caused as a result of severe Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Osteoarthritis. Knee replacement may include replacing a part of or the complete knee joint.
Total knee replacement surgery is a procedure where the entire knee joint is replaced with artificial plastic and metal components. Total knee replacement (TKR) is the traditional method for treating a damaged or diseased knee. This is one of the safest and most effective standard orthopedic procedures. Rapid advancement in surgical techniques and artificial knee prosthesis over the last few years brought about significant increase in the success and functionality knee prosthesis. This resulted in increased demand for the procedure to treat various conditions. Total knee replacement procedures, in our hospitals include:
- Complex Primary TKR
- TKR Revision
Partial knee replacement surgery, unlike total knee arthroplasty requires only the damaged part of the knee to be replaced or resurfaced with metal and plastic components. The procedure in our hospitals can either be:
- Unilateral – Partial replacement of one knee.
- Bilateral – Partial replacement of both knees.
Partial knee replacement surgery requires a smaller incision when compared to total knee replacement. This means less hospital stay and a faster recovery. In some cases, patients who undergo partial knee replacements require additional surgery or revision. Revision is necessary if there is limitation of motion of the knee, caused by scar tissue formation. Additional surgery is required to treat damage to the part of the knee that is not replace