Many countries in Europe and beyond have excellent medical and surgical facilities and offer an attractive alternative which you may wish to consider if you are looking for orthopedic surgery abroad. Besides, prices for orthopedic surgery in Europe are highly competitive.
The total knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, replaces the damaged bone and cartilage of the knee joint with artificial prosthesis called implants to provide a new healthy joint. It is an orthopedic surgery often performed to relieve pain and disability from degenerative, most commonly osteoarthritis.
A knee replacement surgery can be unilateral (involving one side or single side) or can be bilateral (involving both the sides, double side or two sides).
Indicators for knee surgery:
– Severe Pain
– Significant loss of function
– Severe arthritis (rheumatoid or osteo)
– Osteonecrosis (dead bone) of the knee
– Tumors of the knee
In simple terms, knee replacement is a surgical procedure most often performed to relieve the pain and disability and restricted mobility arising out of degenerative arthritis. If you are fit, you can get both knees replaced in one sitting under one anesthesia. This shortens recovery time and saves money.
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