Knee Replacement Surgery FAQ’s

Knee Replacement Surgery FAQs

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  Before Surgery What is Total Knee Replacement? Knee replacement surgery or knee arthroplasty is done to relieve pain and restore the function of severely damaged knee joints due to arthritis. During knee replacement, a surgeon cuts away damaged bone and cartilage from your thighbone, shinbone, and kneecap and replaces it with […]

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Knee Implants Cost Lowered!

Oxinium vs Cobalt-Chrome Prosthesis

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  Over the last decade, knee replacement surgery has become a popular and safe option for patients who have end-stage arthritis of the knee. When non-surgical treatments (medicines, physiotherapy) for knee arthritis fail, knee replacement can help you lead a pain-free and active life. However, sometimes the cost of a knee replacement procedure may […]

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Effect of age on revision after knee replacement or hip replacement

Total Knee or Hip Replacement

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  A recent study in February 2017, analyzed whether the risk of implant revision varies with patient’s age at the time of surgery, in total knee and hip replacements. Patients who had undergone total knee replacements (>54,000 patients) and total hip replacements (>64,000 patients) between 1991 and 2011 were followed up for […]

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10-year study to analyze the outcomes from Total Knee Replacement

outcomes from Total Knee Replacement

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  How is a total knee replacement outcome related to the following factors? Knee condition at the time of surgery Body weight (BMI) Mental well-being Overall health Age A recent research tried to answer some of the above questions after studying data of patients who underwent total knee replacement surgery between 1999 […]

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Oxinium vs Cobalt-Chrome Prosthesis: Twelve Year Outcomes

Last updated: 30th January, 2018  A cohort analysis in Feb 2016 investigated the long-term outcomes of Oxinium vs Cobalt-Chrome (Co-Cr) implants in total knee replacements (TKR). Let’s look into some details of the analysis. Outcomes are like Genesis II design of Oxinium implants (Smith & Nephew, Memphis, TN, USA) was used in the study. Cohorts selected had […]

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All about Partial Knee Replacement

Last updated: 28th January, 2018  Partial Knee Replacement, also known as Unicondylar Knee Replacement or Unicompartmental Knee Replacement is a surgical procedure performed to alleviate pain and mobility issues in patients who have limited damage to knee joints. The damage could be due to arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or trauma. Before going into details of partial knee […]

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7 Wrong Reasons Why People Avoid Knee Replacement

Assumptions about knee replacement surgery

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  Total Knee Replacement is a surgical procedure that remains the only alternative when the knee joints become severely damaged due to disease or trauma. At HealthClues, we are contacted for a second opinion by many patients who have been advised to undergo knee replacement surgery and need a second opinion In […]

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