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knee replacement

the surgical insertion of a hinged prosthesis performed to relieve pain and restore motion to a knee severely affected by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or trauma. With the patient under general or spinal anesthesia, the diseased surfaces are removed and tricompartmental implants are inserted to replace the opposing femorotibial joint and the patellofemoral joint. After surgery, progressive exercise and whirlpool baths are prescribed through physical therapy. Possible complications include infection, hemorrhage, fat embolism, thrombophlebitis, peroneal nerve palsy, loosening of the prosthesis, and flexion contractures. To prevent contractures, the knee is immobilized. A blanket roll along the femur prevents external rotation. The mobility and range of motion of the joint increase slowly. See also arthroplasty, hip replacement, osteoarthritis, plastic surgery.
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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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