Joint replacement surgery is also known as arthroplasty. It is an important surgical procedure to reduce pain and swelling, improve mobility, and enhance the overall quality of life. The need for joint replacement increases as the person ages. Almost 90% of the patients undergoing joint replacement survive for about 10-15 years.
Some of the do’s and don’ts after joint replacement surgery are:
Surgery is considered a last option. Before advising the patients for a joint replacement surgery, the doctor recommends various non-invasive treatment options to improve the symptoms. Some of these measures are:
The patients may choose to undergo replacement of both knees in a single surgery or may also opt for bilateral staged knee replacement , in which the knee replacement surgeries are a few months apart. The advantages of simultaneous knee replacement include a single hospital stay and a rehabilitation period for the recovery of both knees.