Knee Arthroplasty [ข้อ เข่า เทียม, which is the term in Thai] is a therapy for discomfort as well as impairment in the knee. Amongst the most typical problem that leads to the need for knee replacement surgery is osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis is identified by the failure of joint cartilage material. Damages to the cartilage as well as bones restrict motion and might create discomfort. People with severe degenerative joint illness might be incapable to do regular tasks that involve flexing at the knee, such as climbing or strolling stairways because they are painful. The knee might swell or “give way” since the joint is not stable.
Various other forms of joint inflammation, such as rheumatoid joint inflammation as well as joint inflammation that results from a knee injury, might likewise lead to degeneration of the knee joint. Additionally, torn cartilage material, fractures, and/or torn ligaments may bring about irreparable damage to the knee joint.
If medical treatments are not acceptable, knee replacement surgery may be a reliable treatment. Some clinical treatments for the degenerative joint disease might consist of, but are not restricted to, the following:
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Pain medicines
- Glucosamine as well as chondroitin sulfate
- Restricting painful tasks
- Physical treatment
- Assistive tools for strolling, such as a walking stick
- Cortisone injections right into the knee joint
- Viscosupplementation injections, include lubrication into the joint to make the joint activity less unpleasant
- Fat burning, for obese persons
There may be various other factors for your physician to recommend knee replacement surgery.
Threats of the treatment
Similar to any type of operation, complications can occur. Some feasible problems might consist of; however, are not restricted to, the following:
- Embolism in the lungs or legs
- Helping to loosen or breaking of the prosthesis
- Proceeded discomfort or stiffness
The replacement knee joint may come to be dislodged, be loosened, or might not work the way it was planned. The joint may need to be changed again in the future.
Capillary or nerves in the area of surgical treatment may be hurt, causing numbness or weakness. The joint discomfort might not be alleviated by surgical treatment.