Total knee replacement is actually a resurfacing procedure where approximately ½ inch of bone is removed from the lower end of the thigh bone (femur), the upper end of the lower leg bone (tibia), and the under-surface of the knee cap (patella). These surfaces are then covered with a metal prosthesis on the femur and a plastic prosthesis on the tibia and patella.
One of the most important orthopaedic surgical advances of this century, knee replacement was first performed in 1968. Improvements in surgical materials and techniques since then have greatly increased its effectiveness. Total knee replacement means resurfacing the bones of your knee joint with a prosthesis.
I’ve been sitting here reading all these blogs and it has been helpful. I am 6 months out from a bilateral total knee replacement and still too have aches and pain. I thought I would be done with that by now but from what I’m reading it seems to be the norm. I have good days and weeks weeks and bad. I have no problem sleeping. I too have pain when getting up from a seated position and on the stairs. I am always wondering when sill this end???? Does anyone have problems with KNEElING? I can’t kneel it feels really weird. I too have stiffness ans soreness afterc exerrcise. I now have this shooting pain in my right knee cap n it feels swollen n I’m limping a bit n my ankle n calf even hurt!! Like what is up with this? I can’t bend my knees back all the way of get this cramp behind my knee does anyone else get that? I just want to be able to do the things I could before already but I guess I need to be more patient. I go for a check up tomorrow so we shall see what the Dr. Has to say.
Thanks to all who posted it did help me alot to see that people further out from surgery still have issues like I do. I guess we just have to hang in there. Good luck to you all.
I am now at 11 months since my total knee replacement. I have excellent ROM 130. I still have a problem with my leg extension which is a plus 6 or 7. My knee is still very stiff and sore after any exercising I do. I did play my first round of golf but at about hole 12 my knee stiffened up real bad and I finished the round limping. I saw the doctor and he told me a TKR can take up to 18 months to fully heal. He said to think of the cutting which needed to be done to install that artificial knee. I totally understood but at least he was honest with me regarding the time of recovery. I was given more exercises to do to stretch out my hamstrings. I put a ten pound weight on my ankle and lay on my stomach while my knee hangs over the side of the bed. It hurts like hell but I will do anything to get my extension to 0. I also ride a bicycle and walk the treadmill as much as possible. I live with this stiffness and sore knee knowing before the operation I was in so much pain I could barely walk let alone climb stairs. For all you who have the same issues as me, remember to stay positive. Each of us is going to heal at a different pace. I’ve had two knee replacements and the first one was completely healed in 6 months. This second knee is just talking longer. If I can give you one suggestion, make sure you keep up your exercises, eat well, and stay positive. You will get better as time goes on.
Arthroscopic surgical procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis and the patient is able to return home on the same day. Find out more about Knee Arthroscopy from the following links. A total knee replacement (TKR) or total knee arthroplasty is a surgery that resurfaces an arthritic knee joint with an artificial metal or plastic replacement parts called the ‘prostheses'. Find out more about Total Knee Replacement with the following links. Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL Reconstruction The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the major stabilizing ligaments in the knee.
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Find out more in this web based movie. A total knee replacement (TKR) or total knee arthroplasty is a surgery that resurfaces an arthritic knee joint with an artificial metal or plastic replacement parts called the ‘prostheses'. Find out more about Total Knee Replacement with the following links. Knee Arthroscopy Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an arthroscope (camera) is inserted into a joint.