People move and make use of their parts of the body actively. They walk, run, jump, and make other complicated movements which are sometimes injure certain parts of the body. A part of the body which often undergoes injuries is the knee. Knee is an important parts of people’s life because it enables them to move from place to place. An injured knee will disturb someone’s movements. There are a lot of things which can cause knee injury, including the accidents. Sportsmen are familiar with knee injury because they vigorously involve knee during almost all of their sport activity. Some causes of knee injury may result on the defect of the knee. It destructs the joint so that the patient cannot perform well with the knee. The repairing process for this damaged knee can be done through several ways, one of which is knee transplant surgery.
Knee transplantation is a solution for relieving the painful knee. It is a common method of replacing joint which is suitable for those who suffer from disable osteoarthritis, ligament tear, cartilage defect, meniscus tear, or other knee diseases like psoriatic and rheumatoid arthritis. This knee transplant surgery is usually recommended when all types of traditional curing methods do not work anymore. The destructed joint will be removed and then replaced with new implants. These implants are generally made from metal or plastic which has been designed in such a way, in order that they can perform the function of joint well. The surgery itself can be divided into two, the total and partial knee replacement. As a matter of fact, knee consists of three partitions: the inside part, the lateral or the outside part, and the joint between thigh bone and kneecap. Mostly, the patient with defect knee will need total replacement, but a small number of them only require a partial one.
Although it is commonly performed these days, knee transplant surgery still brings risk along with it. Around 90% of knee replacement patients are safe, whereas the rest are dealing with some risks, such as joint infection and nerve injury. Hence, you must be much knowledgeable and sure before deciding to take a surgery for your knee. This will at least makes you ready for whatever the result of the operation. For those who fortunately undergo successful knee transplant surgery, further rehabilitation is needed. The successful surgery without proper rehabilitation means nothing because the knee needs several times before it can perform as well as before. After surgery, the patient is usually advised to be hospitalized for a week in average. They will wear protection tools such as a crutch until the muscles are healed well and strong enough. The patients ofknee transplant surgery are also obliged to do occupational and physical therapies to recover the function, motion, and strength of the knee.