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Total knee replacement

Total knee replacement

Total knee replacement: Total knee replacement is surgery to replace worn out knee cartilage and bones with man-made metal, ceramic, and plastic parts.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Total knee replacement

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Total knee replacement:

Non-Surgical Options: Total knee replacement

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Total knee replacement:

Other Surgical Options: Total knee replacement

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Total knee replacement may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Total knee replacement

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Total knee replacement may include:

  • General or epidural anesthesia

Procedure Complications: Total knee replacement

Possible surgical complications of Total knee replacement may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Dislocation of artificial knee
  • Little to no improvement in knee mobility

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Total knee replacement

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good in over 95% of cases.

Total knee replacement: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Total knee replacement: Six to eight weeks.

Total knee replacement: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Total knee replacement) include:

  • Tricompartmental knee replacement
  • Total knee arthroplasty

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