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This is basically a pain relieving surgery for painful knee due to various diseases, most common being Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid arthritis.

Disabling Osteoarthritis is quite frequent in 50 years & older population of UAE due to social & religious habit & practices.

The replacement consists of replacing the upper part of the knee with a measured metallic shell, lower part with metal plate with plastic insert on it, the knee cap is replace in about 10% cases only if necessary. The artificial knee has a life of 10 to 14 years depending on how well you use it and it can be re-done two times more if necessary.

Before the surgery your orthopedic surgeon would get some blood, urine, X-ray tests & physician check up done to confirm your fitness for the surgery.

Spinal anesthesia is preferred to General anesthesia due to lesser complications & better recovery & outcome.

You would be admitted to the hospital on the day or the night before the surgery and after it for 5 to 7 days. You would start walking 2 days after your surgery, initially with the help of a walker gradually progressing to one crutch or walking stick in about 4 to 6 weeks time. It takes about 6 weeks to return to a office job & 10 weeks for manual outdoor job.

When your painful knee constantly bothers you with your activities of daily living, leisure activities or at work and the pain is not relieved by medicines, it is time to replace the joint, stop suffering & lead a quality life.

Dr. ChandanLala, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon

Ahalia Hospital Mussafah

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