When the pain in your knee reaches the point where it affects the quality of your life, it may be time to consider a total knee replacement.Â Advancements in surgical techniques, post op pain controlÂ and implant technologies have dramatically reduced knee replacement complications and improved outcomes for these procedures, including the time required for knee replacement recovery.
Even with the best knee replacement, there may come a time when a patient who has undergone knee replacement surgery requires revision knee surgery. The most common reasons for a knee replacement revision are an implant that has loosened from the supporting bone; for instability problems or for the devastating development of an infection in the artificial joint.Â In all cases the affected implant will be removed and a new, more complex implant will be needed to solve the problem.
Following your knee replacement, therapy will be required in order for you to regain full use of your knee. Specifically designed to restore flexibility after your knee replacement, exercises and a walking routine will have you back to normal in a very short time.
Make no mistake though, immediately following knee replacement surgery there will be pain which is variable from one patient to another. As some patients say, â€œThe first day you think Why did I do this? Then the second and third day you think Well and then after a week youre thinking Why didn’t I do this sooner?â€ But persistence, a good pain management program and good knee replacement therapy will ensure a successful outcome.