What is the downside of knee replacement?

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What is the downside of knee replacement?

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answered Aug 27, 2022 by 2021sucked (34,240 points)
The downside of knee replacement include replacement joints wearing out over time and sometimes difficulties with some movements and possible numbness.

Other downsides of knee replacement include possible infection, deep vein thrombosis and anesthesia complications.

The best age to have a knee replacement is between the ages of 70 to 80 years old unless you need one sooner.

Although for most people they only need a knee replacement once they reach 70 or 80 years old and the knee replacement should last the rest of the persons life.

A knee replacement can cause some pain after the knee replacement surgery.

However the pain after having a knee replacement is usually mild and should not be severe.

If you experience severe pain after the knee replacement then you should see your doctor although some slight pain after the knee replacement is normal and should be expected for a few days to a week.

Knee replacement, also known as knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve pain and disability, most commonly offered when joint pain.

Knee replacement surgery can relieve pain and restore function when your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury.

The average recovery time from knee replacement surgery is approximately six months, but it can take roughly 12 months to fully return to physically demanding activities.

Minimally-invasive quadriceps-sparing total knee replacement is a new surgical technique that allows surgeons to insert the same time-tested reliable knee replacement implants through a shorter incision using surgical approach that avoids trauma to the quadriceps muscle which is the most important muscle.

For most people, a successful knee replacement typically leads to a higher quality of life, less pain, and better mobility.

After a year, many report significant improvements in: pain.

One of the most common problems people experience after knee replacement is a stiff knee joint.

Often these symptoms can cause difficulty with normal activities including going down stairs, sitting in a chair, or getting out of a car.

Before considering knee replacement, the person should have X-rays that show bone touching bone somewhere in the knee.

People who have thinning of the cartilage but not bone touching bone should not undergo knee replacement surgery, except in rare circumstances.

About 90% of Knee Replacements Last 10 Years and 80% Last 20 Years.

Knee replacement surgery has an extremely high success rate.

People tend to be very good at adhering to their recommended exercises, stretches, and physical therapy recommendations in order to ensure longevity of the new knee joint.

Some tips to speed of recovery after knee replacement include.

Follow All Physician Recommendations.
Walk Frequently Once You're Allowed.
Eat Healthy Foods.
Get Plenty of Sleep.
Do Physical and Occupational Therapy Exercises.

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