Knee Replacement Procedure

The Surgical Procedure

This involves replacing part or all of the joint surfaces of the knee. Surgery can take place under general or regional (spinal /epidural) anaesthetic.

Indications for Surgery

Pain which is present at rest and at night that does not respond to simple analgesia.  Instability, stiffness of the knee as well as progressive deformity are also indications.

Benefits of Surgery

Improvement in pain, function as well as deformity.

Expected Surgical Outcome

  • Commence exercises on day of surgery if possible.
  • Mobilise 1st post-operative day
  • Home at 1-2 days.
  • Stair climbing by home discharge.
  • At least three months full recovery for total knee replacement and eight weeks for partial knee replacement.
  • At least pre-operative range of motion, but painfree.

Types of Implants

Implants are used to replace part of joint involved in the diseased process.

Complications of Surgery

  • Infection
  • Deep vein thrombosis/ Pulmonary Embolism
  • Numbness lateral aspect scar.
  • Neurovascular injury
  • Fracture
  • Loosening
  • Anterior knee pain and scar tenderness.
  • Ligament and tendon injury

Knee Replacement Surgery Information

Knee Replacement Overview

Knee Replacement Procedure

Risks of Knee Replacement Surgery

Post-Operative Considerations

Pre-Operative Considerations

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347-352 Chiswick High Road

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