Why should you not avoid knee replacement surgery?

Minimally invasive knee replacement is a surgical procedure that decreases pain and improves the quality of life in patients with severe arthritis of the knees, knee infections, or other conditions that may require a knee transplant. Knee replacement is a major yet routine surgery performed on more than 6,00,000 people around the world each year. More than 90% of the patients who have had total knee replacement experience a huge improvement in knee function and no pain, eventually.

Typically, a patient is suggested to undergo knee implant surgery after non-surgical treatment options have failed to provide relief. Non-surgical treatment options can include lifestyle modifications, prescribed anti-inflammatory medications, or knee joint injections. Highly skilled and experienced orthopedic surgeons at Pristyn Care are experts in performing orthopedic surgeries such as minimally invasive knee replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, ACL reconstruction surgery, carpal tunnel release surgery.

Why are patients advised to never delay knee replacement surgery?

Delaying your knee replacement surgery can deprive you of enjoying the full benefits of the surgery. And if performed too soon, you may put yourself at the risk of needing another replacement. That is why, before suggesting knee replacement surgery to the patients, the orthopedic surgeons exhaust all possible treatment options which could provide relief to the patient while treating the condition. Knee replacement surgery is performed when other treatment options have failed to treat the condition and relieve pain and other symptoms.

Patients who keep delaying their knee replacement surgery are making a huge mistake and also losing the most possible benefits they could get after the surgery. 

Patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis if they delay their knee replacement surgery are at a high risk of deteriorating their knee function. This means they would be unable to exercise or be physically active, which can lead to several health problems, including obesity and depression. 

Waiting too long will result in fewer benefits and lesser knee function after surgery.  Your post operative recovery may also be slower or less easy if you wait too long to get the surgery. Just making time in getting your surgery can affect your mobility and lifestyle even after the surgery. It can be simply put that the damage may get so severe that even surgeons may not be able to fix it completely. 

The body’s lean muscle mass declines with age. This can make the recovery seem harder, even with minimally invasive procedures. Most patients who undergo minimally invasive knee surgery later say they wished that they would had gotten their surgery earlier.

Benefits of Minimally invasive knee replacement surgery

Minimally invasive knee replacement surgery offers excellent results. In this procedure, less invasive techniques are used and there is a much smaller incision, risk of infection, and blood loss. Minimally invasive knee replacement surgery will not only eradicate the symptoms of pain and maximize your knee function and mobility, but also improve your quality of life. Here is why you should not avoid knee replacement surgery-

 

  • Relief from constant knee pain

Minimally invasive knee surgery can alleviate the constant knee pain the patient feels when walking, running, standing, or even when sitting or lying down. Knee replacement surgery can effectively alleviate the pain.

 

  • Improved knee function and mobility

Knee pain is especially damaging because it prevents the patient from walking long distances and having a normal active life as before. Significant knee pain can prevent one from walking even short distances. Even moderate knee pain can interfere with the patient’s ability to have a normal and active lifestyle. 

Prolonged or constant knee pain can even lead to a sedentary lifestyle, which may also result in weight gain and other health issues. Knee surgery can be life-altering for a patient who has severe knee pain or joint stiffness, which limits their everyday activities, such as walking, climbing stairs, or sitting down. Surgery is very appropriate for you if you have trouble in daily life while walking or if you experience significant pain. Consult expert orthopedic surgeons at Pristyn Care and get rid of the constant, troubling knee pain forever. 

 

  • High success rate

Minimally invasive knee replacement surgery is highly successful and has very high patient satisfaction rates. More than 95% of patients are extremely happy and satisfied with the results of minimally invasive knee replacement surgery. 

There are no age restrictions for minimally invasive knee replacement surgery. Our orthopedic surgeon will base recommendations for your surgery on your symptoms of pain and disability, and not your age. Knee surgery will improve your quality and let you carry out your life without the trouble and worry of knee pain. 

Who should consider minimally invasive total knee replacement surgery?

Orthopedic experts at Pristyn Care will try several non-operative treatment options before considering knee replacement surgery. The decision to undergo knee replacement is largely a quality of life choice for the patient. Patients should undergo knee replacement surgery  when they are unable to carry even basic activities that they used to, because of knee pain. Symptoms of knee pain can largely impact the person’s lifestyle. When basic activities of daily life such as walking are hindered or prevented by knee pain, it may be best to consider surgery.

Signs that you should undergo knee replacement surgery-

  • Your knee pain persists and recurs over time
  • Your knee pain prevents you from sleeping
  • Stiff or swollen knees
  • A decrease in knee motion 
  • You are unable to bend your knee properly
  • Severe knee pain during and after exercise
  • You are unable to do whatever you want, the reason being the knee pain
  • Medication and other treatment options are not able to provide relief
  • Difficulty walking, jogging or climbing stairs
  • Morning stiffness, which typically lasts less than 30 minutes 
  • You have had a previous ACL injury

Knee surgery might be a very good option for you if chronic knee pain, inflammation and swelling are troubling you a lot. It is wise to consider surgery if your condition does not get better with rest, medications, or other non-surgical treatments, or physical therapy. Consult expert orthopedic surgeons who specialize in orthopedic surgeries at Pristyn Care and get relief of the constant, troubling knee pain.

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