What is Knee Calcification?
Knee calcification (gonarthrosis) is a disease characterized by pain and limitation of movement in the knee joint due to joint cartilage deterioration. The knee prosthesis is applied as the last point in the treatment.
What is Knee Prosthesis?
Knee prosthesis is the name given to metallic coating on worn knees. Knee prosthesis is not a mechanism. It provides painless and more comfortable movement for patients with knee joint problems.
Who is recommended for knee replacement?
It is the recommended treatment as a definitive solution for patients who have pain in the knee and who could not get rid of the pain despite all treatment attempts. First, other treatment methods must be tried.
The most common cause of knee pain is calcification in the knee. Calcification is defined as the disorder of cartilage tissue in the knee.
There is no age limit for patients who will have knee replacement. It can be done to anyone who needs between 20 and 90 years of age.
What kind of surgery is knee replacement?
Although it varies from physician to physician, it takes approximately 45 to 90 minutes. Both knees can be operated on the same day. It is possible to walk at the end of the 3rd week without using any support. One month after the operation, full movement can be achieved without using any support.
What should be expected from the knee prosthesis?
A properly constructed knee prosthesis will provide a completely painless knee joint that allows for normal walking and climbing up and down the stairs, which can be flexed to allow for all necessary movements in daily life.
After the knee prosthesis, the patient can easily do individual sports such as cycling, swimming, light jogging, skiing and tennis on non-rigid tracks.
How long is the life of the knee prosthesis?
The life of the knee prostheses made by using appropriate surgical techniques and modern prosthesis designs has been extended to 25-30 years. Prostheses that become unusable for any reason can be replaced with a second intervention.