knee replacement

Knee Pain Treatment

Earlier knee pain was a sign of age letting you know it is time to retire and rest. Nowadays, knee pain has an early onset and could be an indication of diseases like knee arthritis. At times, they might occur due to strenuous activity thats unusual or minor injuries.

However, a prolonged and persistent knee pain can affect our quality of life and hence needs to be treated. Heres when to see a doctor to analyse your knee pain.

When to see a doctor?

Knee pain that has been caused due to a forceful impact on the knees like falling, should be checked out by a doctor. Knee discomfort due to aging which increases to the point of disrupting sleep or daily activities needs treatment as well. Other symptoms that demand medical attention include: -

  • Redness
  • Significant pain and swelling
  • Warmth and tenderness around the joints
  • Fever

Knee injuries needs immediate medical attention if accompanied by the following: -

  • Intense pain
  • Sudden swelling
  • A joint that looks deformed
  • Inability or discomfort while bearing weight
  • Popping sound in the knee at the time of injury.

Treatment for knee disorders

The treatment for knee disorders include medications and surgery. When knee issues continue to persist even after administering medications, knee replacement surgery is a worthwhile and long lasting option. The different types of knee replacement surgeries are as mentioned below.

Total Knee Replacement mainly done to treat knee arthritis, this involves a minimally invasive surgical procedure where the affected knee joint is replaced by a prosthesis.

Unicondylar knee replacement also called partial knee replacement, the procedure involves the replacement of the damaged portion of the knee with metal or plastic substitutes.

HiFlex knee replacement this procedure involves replacing the problem knee joint with a highly flexible prosthesis which allows activities like squatting, dancing and so on, comfortably.

Customised knee replacement an innovative technique, it involves a knee replacement technique, customised to suit the requirements of each individual.

Dr Biren Nadkarni, Senior Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon, is specialised in treating joint problems.

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