Knee Joint Replacement

The procedure of knee joint replacement is called a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This surgery involves replacing the existing knee joint with a manmade one. Orthopedic surgeons replace knee joints to end pain, stiffness, and loss of function.

The prosthesis is made of metal alloys, plastics, and polymers. It mimics the function of a knee. According to the Dr Rahul Aggarwal, replacement knees can fit your needs and specifications. When selecting a prosthetic knee, your doctor will take into account your:

  • age
  • weight
  • activity level
  • overall health

The procedure to remove your old knee and replace it with a prosthesis usually takes less than two hours, but recovery and rehabilitation can last months.

Another name for this procedure is knee arthroplasty. Knee replacements are a very common surgery. The Dr Rahul Aggarwal notes that more than 6000 knee replacements occur every year in the India.

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