Knee Surgery

Knee surgery & Knee Replacement Surgery

What is Knee Surgery?

Knee surgery is an umbrella term which includes any surgery performed on the knee joint i.e. any part, be it on the bones, cartilage, meniscus, ligaments etc. It includes treatment of sports injuries, fracture of bones, meniscus repair, arthroscopy, arthoplasty, knee replacement surgery and more. Any medical condition that causes knee pain and does not get relief with medications can be considered for surgery. The best available non surgical treatments are attempted and advised by the experts at Euromedic Healthcare before surgery is recommended.

Knee Surgery and Knee replacement surgery

Who can opt for surgery?

Knee replacement surgery is commonly known as knee surgery or arthoplasty. It is a surgical procedure conducted to replace the weight bearing surfaces of the knee joint with artificially made plastic or metal components to relieve pain, and disability. This surgery is usually recommended for people above the age of 50, who have severe osteoarthritis, resulting in wearing away of the normal smooth knee cartilage and bare bone is exposed. At Euromedic Healthcare, highly experienced orthopaedic surgeons examine and investigate the patient before recommending a knee replacement surgery.

This surgery can be done for other knee disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gouty arthritis or lupus arthritis too. It is a great option to correct significant knee joint bone trauma in young patients and to correct mild valgus or varus deformity (bowing in and out). It is one of the most commonly conducted surgeries for the elderly in Germany and rest of the world.

Types of knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement can be either a partial or total knee replacement. Partial knee replacement surgery is called uni-compartmental knee replacement surgery. It is a type of minimally invasive surgery. Here, only the most damaged areas of cartilage are removed from the joint leaving the healthy parts of the joint. The knee implants are placed between the lower end of the thigh bone and upper end of the shin bone. It can also replace the knee cap or the patella bone. Partial knee replacement surgery is indicated when the patient is older than 55 years, not obese, relatively sedentary and has intact ligaments. This procedure has benefits over the total knee replacement in terms of smaller incisions, lesser blood loss, shorter recovery time and lesser chances of complications.

Total knee replacement is the last resort when

  • Severe knee pain limits daily activities
  • Knee deformity such as bowing in or out is present
  • Knee stiffness makes bending or straightening difficult

The ultimate goal of total pain relief and free knee function is possible with a high tech surgery by one of our panel doctors in Germany. Rehabilitation and physiotherapy is required post operatively. Our German knee surgery specialists show precision, accuracy. Euromedic healthcare offers one stop solutions for patients across the globe guided by the principle ‘Your health is our motto’.

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