Many people call it all different way.
Some call it Total Knee Replacement Surgery.
Some call it Total knee arthoplasty or arthroplasty.
Some call it Knee Joint Replacement Surgery.
I wonder what you call it ?
But it does not matter what you call it as long as you are having knee joint pain and you want to get knee joint pain relief.
Let us today understand what is this hype about most talked and most successful knee pain treatment ever.
Although Knee Arthoplasty is not as new as Total hip replacement, this knee surgery has been performed since 1970s and its not at a new phenomenon in medical world.
When comparing numbers of hip replacements to total knee replacements, later has outgrown by a considerable numbers.
As with everything awareness for total knee replacement surgery has increased many folds in recent years due to technological advances giving better results along with more desire to live normal active daily life style without any debilitating knee joint pain among patients.
Researches shows that those people going for knee replacement surgery can have 93-95% success rate at 10 years follow-up.
That means among people who would have gone knee surgery 10 years ago at today's date, 93-95% would feel improvement in their life and feeling better.
I hope many of the people who are reading this page of my website would be among this group or will come back 10-12 years down the line and share their experience.
The no. of knee arthroplasty done in a year is an approximate number and does very from year to year.
Many orthopedic surgeons tells that it is constantly going upward year by year as there is aging population with more active lifestyle and also numbers have gone up for knee replacement surgery performed in people under 65 years.
Below is the knee replacement surgery statistics by main countries:
These numbers may not be accurate as the demand for total knee replacement surgery is always increasing.
There are other alternatives too so if you are not ready for surgery check other options too.
Have you ever wonder when is the right time to go for Knee Arthoplasty surgery for you?
Well you are the right person to decide on that because you can judge your own pain tolerance and individual situations and other issues.
But let us see why do you get knee pain for which you need to undergo surgery?
Most common cause for Knee pain is Knee Arthritis due to Osteoarthritis. Another common cause or underlying disease could be Rheumatoid arthritis.
Detailed knee pain diagnosis can rule out the underlying cause for your knee pain which will help doctor guide you properly.
At the same time you also forget to ask some questions to doctor.
If that is the case do not worry as in following section you will get all the answers to commonest questions asked by patients on total knee replacement surgery.
Relax..., go through each point and relate it to yourself.
Please if you have a real life experience or you liked what I have shared with you here please comment in comment section so that other people who read this can get benefited.