What types of total knee replacements are there?

What types of total knee replacements are there?

The four main types of knee replacement surgery are:

  • total knee replacement.
  • unicompartmental (partial) knee replacement.
  • kneecap replacement (patellofemoral arthroplasty)
  • complex or revision knee replacement.

    What is the most common type of knee replacement?

    The quick answer is the most common types of knee surgery are:

    • Meniscus Transplant.
    • Plica Removal.
    • Lateral Release.
    • Microfracture.
    • ACL Reconstruction.
    • Tendon Repair.
    • Knee Replacements.
    • Arthrotomy.

    Will a magnet stick to a knee replacement?

    Although orthopaedic and dental implants are metal, they are not magnetic (ferrous). These include hip and knee replacements, plates, screws, and rods to treat limb fractures, and dental fillings.

    What do you need to know about knee replacement surgery?

    X-rays help determine the extent of damage. Your doctor can choose from a variety of knee replacement prostheses and surgical techniques, considering your age, weight, activity level, knee size and shape, and overall health. The most common reason for knee replacement surgery is to relieve severe pain caused by osteoarthritis.

    When to tell your doctor about a knee replacement infection?

    Also tell your doctor if you have signs of a superficial infection, such as: increased redness, warmth, tenderness, swelling, or pain around the knee drainage from the incision after the first few days, which may be grayish and have a bad smell Deep infections may not have the same symptoms as superficial ones. You should also watch out for:

    Can a knee replacement be done without pain?

    While pain can be a problem in itself, a revision knee replacement surgery should not be performed without understanding why the pain is occurring. Performing this type of surgery for pain without an identified cause is unlikely to yield good results.

    What to look for in a joint replacement?

    You and your doctor will take several factors into account in deciding if (or when) joint replacement is right for you. These factors include your X-ray or MRI results, pain level, physical function, personal health history, and weight.