The knee in a human body has the responsibility of supporting the weight of the body and that makes it prone to stress and strain. The main aim of knee replacement surgery is to reduce the pain associated with degenerated knee joint and to increase the mobility of know for normal activity. People around the globe are affected by knee problems. This problem is most commonly found among people over 50 years of age and those who are overweight.
Indications of Knee Replacement Surgery
Apart from just overweight, health issues such as arthritis, bursitis, tears in the ligament, osteoarthritis of joints, or infections can be responsible for causing knee problems. Symptoms of knee damage that may require knee replacement surgery include:
• Prolonged knee pain that keeps us from walking and climbing stairs
• Pain that interferes with sleep and doesn’t subside with rest
• Knee swelling that doesn’t respond to treatment and that limits knee from bending or straightening
• Inability to cope with the side-effects of pain relief medication