Considering a knee replacement surgery? But not certain if you should go through with it? Well, you might be worried about the pain, complications, and the amount of time you had to be away from work. You may be relieved to know that many of these reasons against knee surgery are good points to have surgery.
Undergoing Knee replacement surgery helps you with increased mobility, manage pain, improve functioning and performance at work, while also protects you from developing other comorbidity.
There are different types of knee surgery and the most common types include:
- ACL surgery repair
- Partial knee replacement
- Total knee replacement
- Arthroscopy to clean or wash out any debris present.
What are the advantages of undergoing a knee replacement surgery?
The following are some of the benefits associated with knee replacement surgery:
- Improved range of motion:
Knee pain can prevent you from walking long distances, traveling, standing, and working for long hours. It may interfere with your ability to do a good job. In such cases, a knee replacement surgery can help improve your mobility and functioning.
- Pain relief:
Knee replacement surgery can alleviate knee pain and help you walk, stand, sit, run and do your favorite activity without any pain.
- Good treatment response:
In case of chronic knee pain conditions where an individual does not find any significant relief from medications or other treatment, Knee replacement surgery is a better option with better treatment outcomes.
- High success rate and satisfaction of patient
Knee replacement surgery is the most performed surgery in India and has more than 85% success rates. More than 95% of patients who have undergone knee replacement surgery are satisfied with its results.
- Helps prevent comorbidity:
Knee pain can result in a sedentary lifestyle which in turn impose an individual to obesity and related disorders like cardiovascular diseases.
- Reduces the need for other treatments:
Knee replacement surgery eliminates or reduces the need for medications like pain killers, steroids, physical therapy, and other surgeries.
Due to the improvements in surgical techniques nowadays, another advantage that is closely linked to minimally invasive knee surgery involves a shorter hospital stay where the patients can go home within a day or two.