Factors and considerations for choosing a surgeon for Total Knee Replacement surgery include the doctor's experience and hospital resources.
It is important to be well-informed on eligibility, cost of surgery, and choice of surgeon when deciding to have minimally invasive knee replacement surgery.
During a double knee replacement procedure both of the patient’s knees are replaced. Many people consider this procedure more efficient and convenient.
The best candidates for undergoing a knee osteotomy typically have mild to moderate arthritis affecting one side of the knee.
Although now only a small percentage of all knee replacement surgeries, outpatient knee replacement is projected to become more common over the next decade.
Factors that need to be considered for home recovery include expectations for pain management, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and emergency complications.
Advanced age, excess body weight, tobacco use, and decreased bone density can affect knee replacement surgery outcomes. Steps can be taken to mitigate risk.
Medical and home preparations for total knee replacement surgery (total knee arthroplasty) can help to ensure a safe and productive rehabilitation after surgery.
The timeline for recovery from osteotomy surgery varies, depending on factors such as the size and location of the wedge and the type of surgical tools used.
Many advancements have been made in improving knee osteotomy surgery, but there are still potential risks and complications associated with the procedure.