We provide professional support in Total Knee Replacement.
Total knee prosthesis is the creation of an artificial
joint by covering the worn joint faces with special parts made of metal and
polyethylene designed for painless joint movement.
The knee prosthesis, which was first applied in 1968, has
been developed thanks to the advances in surgical techniques, materials and
design and has become a much more successful treatment method today.
After the anesthesia deemed appropriate by the doctor,
the knee joint is reached with an incision in the area to be treated. The
abraded cartilage tissue on the faces of the three bones that make up the joint
(femur, tibia and patella) is cut and removed together with a thin bone layer,
then the prosthesis pieces selected in appropriate sizes, bone cement
(polymethyl methacrylate), using a filling material called bone prepared.
attached to surfaces.
The joint faces are re-coated with parts made of metal
and plastic. The operation takes between 1-2 hours. Epidural (placed
from the waist) or intravenous pain pumps are often used for postoperative pain
control. The next day, knee movements are started and can be stood up with
help. When he is able to walk comfortably in the room and the corridor,
the patient is discharged.
More than 90% of patients who undergo total knee
replacement have a significant reduction in knee pain and a significant improvement
in daily life activities such as walking / climbing up and down
stairs. The significant improvement of knee pain and going out
independently is between 4 and 8 weeks, although it is different for each
patient. Post-prosthesis running, sports that require jumping and doing
heavy work are not suitable, such activities will shorten the life of the
prosthesis. There is no problem in driving.