total knee replacement


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total knee replacement

Orthopedics A procedure that substitutes a painful arthritic knee and articular surface with a synthetic device Indications Advanced osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis with disabling pain Complications Loosening of 1+ synthetic components, dislocation, femoral head fracture, infection, DVT, nerve damage Complications In elderly Pts, TKR carries ↑ risk of cardiovascular–CHF, arrhythmias, ischemia. AMI, syncope, neurologic–acute delirium, CVAs, hypoxic encephalopathy, new-onset dementia, depression, radiculopathy, peroneal nerve palsy. See Clinical decision-making.

to·tal knee re·place·ment

(TKR) (tō'tăl nē rĕ-plās'mĕnt)
Surgical procedure to remove the damaged or diseased joint completely and replace it with a man-made device to restore its function.

Patient discussion about total knee replacement

Q. Has anyone had a minimally invasive partial knee replacement? How did it go and are you pleased? I will be having one in the next few weeks and would just like some input. Thanks...

A. Hmm... Never underwent it myself, but you may read some more here:
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00405

and you may also watch it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm6_qxd3P3Q

Take care,

Q. How successful s minimally invasive surgery for knee replacements?

A. Approximately 300,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. and it said that 90% of the people who had a total knee replacement report an improvement in their function. i searched the CDC statistics for failure of the surgery and couldn't find any info about it. but as i said- it's a very common surgery. my grandmother had a hip joint replacement due to arthritis, it helped.
here is something that might help you to prepare for the surgery:

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00220#Understand the Procedure

good luck!!

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Established in 2016 and awarded for a two-year period, the advanced certification was developed in response to the growing number of patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement surgery, as well as the increased focus on clinical evidence-based patient care as it relates to pain management, quality of life issues, functional limitation in mobility and the return to normal daily activities.
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