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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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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Oxinium Knee Replacement

oxinium knee replacement

Last updated: 23rd October, 2017  Introduction In the year 2003, Smith & Nephew, a global medical technology company, introduced Oxinium™ or oxidized zirconium implants for joint replacement surgeries like total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty.1 It is claimed that these implants are longer lasting as compared to traditional artificial alternatives, owing to their properties of […]

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Top 5 Knee Replacement Videos

Risks of knee replacement surgery

Last updated: 24th October, 2017  Knee replacement surgery is a major surgical procedure that should be undertaken after a careful consideration. A patient may have many questions as to what exactly a knee replacement is and how it is performed. Thankfully, plenty of knee replacement videos are available today on YouTube, Vimeo and other similar sites. […]

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Knee Replacement Complications – What you need to know before undergoing TKR?

Risks of knee replacement surgery

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  Knee replacement surgery, much like other major surgeries carries a risk for certain complications, a few of which are life-threatening and some can lead to an unsuccessful or unsatisfactory outcome. Regarding the time horizon, some post knee replacement complications can manifest within days or months while some other problems will surface […]

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Joint pain – how an early intervention helps?

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  As someone who helps the patient get rid of their pain, I am often surprised how many people just keep ignoring their joint pains until it becomes much worse. There is an understanding that something like this should be just accepted as part of aging. However, this acceptance of pain can […]

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How smoking increases post-surgery risks?

How smoking impacts surgery

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  Several studies have already proven that smoking leads to higher complication rates after surgery. A study published in Arthritis Care and Research studied a cohort of nearly 33 thousand patients who underwent either total hip replacement or total knee replacement, of whom 57% were non-smokers, 19% were prior smokers, and 24% […]

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Are Oxinium implants worth the extra cost?

Oxinium Implants

Last updated: 23rd October, 2017  When a patient is advised a knee replacement surgery, an important aspect of the surgery involves the choice of the knee implant type. There are several aspects to consider in selecting an implant type such as the degree of motion supported, the type of metal alloy used, cost and durability to […]

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Knee Replacement Surgery and Obesity

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  Obesity and degenerative diseases like Osteoarthritis have a complex relationship. It is believed that overweight or obesity can act as both a trigger for osteoarthritis and a risk factor for the faster degeneration of the joint. Excess weight puts a greater pressure on a joint that is already undergoing damage due […]

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Taking a second opinion? Here’s what you need to know

taking second opinion

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  Following the paradigm that two eyes are better than one, many healthcare systems and patients prefer to get a second opinion nowadays, especially before undergoing surgery or procedure that is known to have some risks or serious side-effects. In fact, the Massachusetts state made it mandatory way back in 1970’s to […]

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