In this copy, we will discuss what knee replacement is, who specializes in performing the procedure, and at what point one needs knee replacement surgery.
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What is knee replacement?
Knee replacement, also known as knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves the replacement of the damaged or diseased parts of the knee joint with artificial implants.
The procedure is typically performed when a patient has suffered from severe joint pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other degenerative conditions affecting the knee joint.
During the procedure, the surgeon removes the damaged cartilage and bone from the knee joint and replaces them with metal or plastic components.
These components are designed to mimic the shape and function of the natural knee joint, allowing patients to move their knee joint without experiencing pain or discomfort.
Do I need knee replacement surgery?
Knee replacement surgery is a common medical procedure that helps to alleviate pain and improve mobility for you if suffering from severe knee problems.
This surgery has been shown to be effective in relieving pain and improving joint function, it is not always the best solution for every patient.
Who specializes in Knee replacement?
Knee replacement surgery is typically performed by an Orthopedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement surgery.
At our Hospital, we have a team of highly skilled orthopedic surgeons with years of experience in performing knee replacement surgeries.
Our team of orthopedic surgeons includes; Prof. Abudu (Nigeria), Dr. Joseph, and Dr. Baddoo (Ghana), who are among the leading experts in the field of orthopedic surgery in both Euracare Nigeria and Ghana.
At what point do I need knee replacement surgery?
Knee replacement surgery is not always the best solution for every patient. The decision to undergo knee replacement surgery should be made only after careful consideration of various factors, such as the patient’s age, overall health, and the severity of the knee problem.
Some common signs that indicate a patient may need knee replacement surgery include:
- Chronic knee pain that does not respond to conservative treatments such as physical therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes.
- Reduced mobility and difficulty performing daily activities such as walking, climbing stairs, and standing up from a seated position.
- The knee joint is visibly deformed or swollen.
- The knee joint makes a grinding or popping sound when moving.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to schedule an appointment with one of our expert orthopedic surgeons for a thorough evaluation.
Our surgeons will conduct a physical examination, take X-rays, and other diagnostic tests to determine the severity of your knee problem and recommend the most appropriate treatment option.
Knee replacement surgery is a highly effective procedure for patients suffering from severe knee problems. However, it is not always the best solution for every patient. If you are experiencing joint pain or other symptoms, don’t hesitate to book an appointment with one of our expert orthopedic surgeons, for evaluation and treatment options.
They will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that best suits your individual needs and translates to a pain-free and active lifestyle.