Brisbane Hip & Knee is a Queensland Orthopedic clinic, located in Springwood. Dr.Mahendra Meta is a Queensland-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in Adult Hip & knee Replacement Surgery & Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery. He is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in Brisbane. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Orthopedic surgery internationally. Mainly concentrating on improving accuracy & patient satisfaction.
Our Knee Replacement service includes the following.
Knee replacement surgery is done when there is comparatively major damage to the knee. In this surgery, the knee joint is replaced with prostheses which are basically artificial metal or plastic replacement parts. Usually, the people who are facing problems in walking, sitting, climbing stairs, and getting out of the chair, some others may have severe pain even when taking rest needs surgery. This knee replacement surgery comes under one of the most common bone surgeries.
Depending on the requirement and severity of the injury, the replacement surgery can be of various types.
As the name goes, in partial knee replacement surgery, instead of replacing the entire knee joint, only the damaged part of the knee is removed and replaced. The rest of the knee is preserved.
Partial Knee Replacement can be done in case of:
The damaged cartilage and bone are resurfaced with plastic/metal components during knee replacement surgery. Uni-compartment is also known as Half/ Partial knee replacement that means a portion of the knee is resurfaced. This is applicable for patients whose disease is limited to one particular area of the knee and is an alternative procedure for total knee replacement.
Usually, The patients spend less time in hospital after the Uni- compartment knee replacement surgery because a partial knee replacement is done through a small incision. They can get back to normal position and do activities sooner than the patients who have undergone total knee replacement surgery.
It is a type of Partial Knee replacement surgery in which a portion of the knee will be resurfaced. The damaged bone is resurfaced with plastic or metal components in the Patello-Femoral joint or Joint under the kneecap replacement surgery. Patella is nothing but Kneecap and the femur is nothing but the thigh bone that the patella rests in. It is also an alternative procedure for Total knee replacement.
Usually, it will be done through a smaller incision so there is less damage to soft tissues in the knee. The recovery will be faster in this type of surgery and the patients will return to normal activities more quickly than other patients.
Total knee replacement surgery is required when the knee joint is severely damaged. In this surgery, the entire knee joint is replaced with artificial metal or plastic replacement parts called the ‘prostheses'.
During a total knee replacement, the end of the femur bone and the end of the lower leg bone, the tibia is removed and replaced with a plastic piece with a metal stem. The knee cap, the patella is also replaced. This surgery is usually recommended for older patients suffering from pain and functionality loss from arthritis after failed results from conservative therapy methods.
Total Knee Replacement Surgery Can be done in case of:
Typically, the surgery is done in around two hours. You will be either under general or spinal anesthesia and will be made to lie on your back. A tourniquet will be applied to your upper thigh to reduce blood loss. The surgeon will then perform the knee replacement surgery under sterile conditions.
After the surgery, there are certain things you have to do for proper recovery, comfort, and safety. You will be given some instructions to follow with respect to your diet, exercise, medicines, and more. You will also need to get routine check-ups done to ensure the recovery is happening as expected. In case of any symptoms or major discomfort after the surgery, it’s better to visit your doctor and get it checked at once.
The Total Knee Replacement surgery helps in relieving the symptoms of arthritis including:
The surgery is done when the pain is unbearable and all other conservative methods to relieve the pain have failed.
There are a number of treatments available for knee replacement. Get in touch with us now to book your appointment and get more information on knee replacement surgeries.