The clinics providing Knee Replacement are listed below. Contact them today to get a quote, make an appointment or have an online consultation.
Oscar Mendoza orthopedic clinic is one of most established physiotherapy treatment facilities in Guadalajara providing high standards of medical care and advanced technology which earned renowned acclaim in Mexico and North America.
- Languages: Spanish, English
- Additional Services: Airport Transfers, Translator Services
VITA was established in 1991 and was registered as the first private health institution in Sofia on April 1,1992. Since then, more than 300,000 people have obtained our elite medical assistance.
- Languages: English, Russian, Bulgarian
- Additional Services: Local Accommodation Assistance, Hotel to Clinic Transfers, Translator Services
Acibadem has signed a cooperation agreement with Harvard Medical International which is a world famous institution in terms of medical education and services.
- Testimonial: " Dr. Halker is a great knee specialist! I am only in Turkey every so often, but every time I have a problem I go to Acibdem. " Jesse
- Languages: Turkish, English
- Additional Services: Assistance in hotel bookings and airport transfers.
In the Orthopedics Department, modern diagnosis techniques and state-of-the-art treatment choices are provided for the whole muscular and skeletal system, and for spinal diseases and traumas.
- Testimonial: " ...the correct choice and would suggest that any persons requiring any of their available treatments should seriously consider them as an option. " Vincent D. Marshall
- Languages: English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Albanian, Macedonian, Kurdish, Dutch
- Additional Services: Airport Transfers, Local Accommodation Assistance, Translator Services
- Language: English, Spanish
- Additional Services: Local Accommodation Assistance, Translator Services
- Language: English, German
- Additional Services: Accommodation Free airport transfer Translator
- Language: English, German, Turkish, French
- Additional Services: Airport Pick-up
- Language: Greek, English, Scandinavian, Russian, Czech
- Testimonial: " Everybody here has been super. " Karon Kennedy
- Language: English
- Additional Services: Airport transfer, visa assistance, flight arrangements, special dietary needs or religious requirements, local sightseeing
- Language: English
- Additional Services: Assistance with accommodation, Dedicated Coordinator, Rehabilitation
What is Knee Replacement Surgery?
A knee replacement is a surgical procedure involving the replacement of the faulty knee joint with a prosthetic. During a total knee replacement, the end of the femur bone is removed and replaced with a metal shell. The end of the lower leg bone (tibia) is also removed and replaced with a plastic piece containing a metal stem. Depending on the condition of the kneecap portion of the knee joint, a plastic "button" may also be added under the kneecap surface.
A Good Candidate for Knee Replacement Surgery
Good candidates for knee replacement surgery include patients who may be suffering from the following symptoms:
· Severe knee pain that limits their everyday activities, including walking, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of chairs
· Patients who may find it hard to walk more than a few blocks without significant pain or need to use a cane.
· Moderate or severe knee pain while resting, either day or night
· Chronic knee inflammation and swelling that does not improve with rest or medications
· Knee deformity: a bowing in or out of your knee
· Knee stiffness: inability to bend and straighten your knee
· Failure to obtain pain relief from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
· These medications, including aspirin and ibuprofen, often are most effective in the early stages of arthritis. Their effectiveness in controlling knee pain varies greatly from person to person. These drugs may become less effective for patients with severe arthritis
· Failure to substantially improve with other treatments such as cortisone injections, physical therapy, or other surgeries
Knee Replacement Surgery Procedure
Knee replacement surgery requires general anesthesia. Once you are under general sedate, an 8-12 inch incision is made in the front of the knee. The damaged part of the joint is removed from the surface of the bones; the surfaces are shaped to hold a metal or plastic artificial joint. The artificial joint is attached to the thigh bone, shin and knee cap either with cement or a special material. When fit together, the attached artificial parts form a joint, relying on the surrounding muscles and ligaments for support and function.
Risks and Side Effects of Knee Replacement Surgery
Risks and Side Effects include:
· Your knee will feel sore and may be swollen for up to twelve months.
· You will have a scar over the front of the knee.
· You may not have any feeling in the skin around your scar. This can be permanent.
Recovery from Knee Replacement Surgery
After your replacement surgery, your assigned orthopedic surgeon will place you in physical therapy on the day of the surgery or within the next few days after your surgery. Patients are encouraged to walk and exercise with the help of the physical therapist. In addition, the patient’s own level of motivation and enthusiasm for recovery are very important elements in determining the ultimate outcome.
Results of Knee Replacement Surgery
Doctors recommend that patients, who seek knee replacement surgery results, continue to stay active after surgery without overdoing it. You should notice a gradual improvement and a gradual increase in your endurance over 6 to 12 months. There will be guidelines that are generally applicable.