Saturday, May 8, 2010

TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT-WAY TO FIGHT WITH ARTHIRITIS

I think you must have heard about knee replacement. Let me explain, why a person needs this type of replacement. Actually in simple words a total knee replacement is a surgical procedure for those people who has diseased knee joint. This joint replaced by the doctor with artificial material. In some
Cause it is beneficial for arthritis sufferers but it has risk also like blood clots in the legs that can also go to the lungs, chest pain, nausea and vomiting, chronic knee stiffness and pain, nerve damage, blood vessel injury and infection of the knee which can require re-operation.and moreover there is also risk anesthesia include potential heart, lung, kidney, and liver damage. Blood-thinning medications such as warfarin (Coumadin) and anti-inflammatory medication such as aspirin earlier than discontinue surgery. usual blood tests of liver and kidney function and urine tests must be done before surgery so that one can come to know signs of anemia, infection, or abnormal metabolism. Chest X-ray and EKg should be performed. All medications which the patient is taking are reviewed. Excess body weight also simply puts the replaced knee at an increased risk of loosening and/or dislocation. So one should be careful about all these things before going for total knee replacement.

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