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Knee Replacement – FAQ’s

The decision to undergo knee replacement surgery is not one to be taken lightly and it is important to know the in’s and out’s of the knee replacement procedure before deciding if it’s right for you.

 

Knee treatmentKnee pain is a complaint that is increasingly common amongst those in middle and old age and the number of knee replacement procedures performed has risen dramatically in recent years. A knee replacement operation is typically require as a result of a condition known as osteoarthritis, which substantially degrades the stability of the knee joint and can make walking extremely painful and severely limits an individual’s range of movements. However, before proceeding with a knee replacement operation, it is imperative to understand how such a procedure will affect you.

Knee Replacement – Commonly Asked Questions

 

Q: When Should I Consider A Knee Replacement Operation?

 

A: A Knee replacement procedure can be required for a variety of circumstances but if you find the following to be true, then it may be right for you:

 

- Severe Swelling of the Knee

- Knee Pain

- Loss of Motion

- Bow Legged

- Feeling of the Knee Giving Way

 

Q: How Long Will A Knee Replacement Last?

 

Knee painA: Knee replacements are very durable and the vast majority of replacements will last between 15 and 20 years. The materials used in knee replacements tend to vary slightly but most are a hybrid of metals and plastics that are designed to improve mobility whilst also being as resilient as possible.

 

Q: How Long Does Knee Replacement Surgery Take?

 

A: The duration of knee replacement surgery is dependent upon the surgeon and the condition of the knee but most procedures take around 90 minutes to complete. The incision takes place on the front of the knee and will be closed with staples that are removed a week or so later.

 

Q: Will My Knee Replacement Set Off Metal Detectors?

 

Knee replacment surgeryA: Given the heightened levels of security, metal detectors are more sensitive than they once were so there is a possibility that they will pick up your knee replacement. However, explaining your situation to airport security should resolve the situation.

 

Speak to the Yorkshire Clinic about a Knee Replacement

 

The Yorkshire Clinic is a leading provider of independent hospital services. The Yorkshire Clinic is well respected within the medical community due to its excellent record in hospital management and an unparalleled standard of patient care. To find out more about a knee replacement contact us on 01274 550621 or via yorkshire.enquiries@ramsayhealth.co.uk.

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The Yorkshire Clinic is a leading provider of independent hospital services.

The Yorkshire Clinic is well respected within the medical community due to its excellent record in hospital management and an unparalleled standard of patient care. To find out more about a hip replacement contact us on 01274 550621 or via yorkshire.enquiries@
ramsayhealth.co.uk
.