Knee replacement surgery wasn’t performed until 1968. Since then, vast improvements in techniques and materials have increased the effectiveness of the procedure. This particular total knee surgery is one of the most successful procedures in the field of medicine with more than 600,000 knee replacement surgeries performed each year in the US. If you have injured your knee and require total knee surgery, you can schedule your procedure with an Ambulatory Surgery Center through I Need A Surgery.
If your knee was damaged because of an injury or arthritis, you might have difficulty being able to climb stairs and even walk. Some people experience pain when lying down or sitting. If medication and walking supports aren’t helpful anymore, you might have to undergo surgery. The surgery can help to relieve pain, resume your normal everyday activities and correct any deformities in your legs.
The first step is to prepare the bone. Damaged surfaces of the tibia and femur are removed, as well as a small part of the bone underneath. All of the bone and cartilage that is removed will be replaced with metal implants to help recreate the joint. Using a plastic button, the underneath of the kneecap is resurfaced. A spacer is then inserted into the knee between the metal implants to help create a smooth surface.
After a few weeks, the surgeon will have to remove the staples or sutures from the surgery. Avoid soaking in any water until it has dried and sealed thoroughly. Continue bandaging the wound to prevent it from being irritated. It isn’t uncommon to experience a loss in appetite following your surgical procedure. Consuming a balanced diet is crucial to healing the wound and restoring the strength in your muscles.
During the first few weeks after your surgery, exercise is an important component to your recovery. You should be able to resume any normal activities within three to six weeks after the procedure. A small amount of pain is normal during this time.
I Need A Surgery can get you the procedure through the Surgery Center Network for $22,000, versus having to pay $220,000 if you were to book the procedure through the hospital on your own. Pricing is exclusive of any implants or other hardware and is only an average. Your actual cost might be higher or lower.
Instead of being in pain just trying to do the normal things in life, book your knee replacement surgery and regain control of your mobility.