8 Facts about Primary Knee Replacement
- It also means resurfacing. The worn-out cartilage surface is removed and lined with smooth metal, ceramic or poly materials.
- The Main indication is severe pain due to rough Cartilage, which has not improved with medication, physiotherapy.
- The quality of life will improve so that the person undergoing surgery will be independent and pain-free.
- Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis are common causes.
- The implants are made of Cobalt Chrome, Titanium, Oxinium, Polyethylene.
- Based on the amount of cartilage and ligament damage, We can use unconstrained, semi-constrained, and fully constrained knees.
- The life span is about 15-20 years, and the complication rate is less than 1%
- There are various methods to do like the Manual (Gold Standard), using Navigation, Using Robots. The latter two have a high learning curve.
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