High Flexion Knee Replacement for more flexibility
Patients suffering from osteoarthritis will find relief in the latest high flexion knee replacement, which allows for active lifestyle and resumption of deep knee bending activities. However, this knee replacement surgery is successful only when there is early diagnosis, preoperative flexibility and the right physical therapy.
The Flex Fixed Knee replacement allows for flexibility of 155 degrees. In day to day life, we require knee flexibility of 75 to 140 degrees. Actions like gardening, golfing, and cross-legged sitting posture require greater degree of knee bending. The Flex Fixed Knee replacement is advancement over regular knee replacements as it allows for flexibility of 155 degrees over the regular 125 degrees.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease marked by deterioration of cartilage of the joints, especially of the knee joints. The cartilage which acts as a cushion in the joints is worn down or roughened in patients with osteoarthritis. The weight bearing sections like lower leg bone (Tibia) with the upper leg bone (Femur), and beneath the kneecap (Patella) are usually affected by osteoarthritis. Anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy may offer temporary relief from pain caused due to Osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis exhibits symptoms of less to chronic pain in the knees and joints. The pain and stiffness are present during night, and early in the morning. Little relief from pain and stiffness of joints can be achieved by stretching and exercise. Sometimes the knee joint pain may be so severe that, it makes the patient sleepless at night.
The common diagnostic procedures for osteoarthritis include X-rays and blood test. First, the physician conducts a physical examination of the painful knee joint, checks for motion and deformities, if any. Later the medical history of the patient is recorded, with feedback taken on injuries, infections and ailments. Depending on the severity of the pain, and the stage of osteoarthritis, the following treatment options are prescribed to the patient.
- Joint and muscle exercises
- Anti-inflammatory drugs
- Partial / Total Knee replacement
The high flex knee replacement is the leading edge treatment for joint replacements. The Flex Fixed Knee replacement can be considered as a total knee replacement advised for osteoarthritis patients. Yashoda Hospitals Hyderabad’s Center of Excellence for Bones & Joints has been in the forefront of providing the best-in-the-class treatments for bones and joints diseases.
The Bones and joints specialty includes renowned orthopedic surgeons, and state-of-art surgical facilities. The team has ensured high success rate in performing minimally invasive surgeries, most specially the High Flexion Knee Replacement for more flexibility.
Yashoda Hospitals’ CoE for Bones and Joints provides total knee replacement surgery that will allow the patient to lead a normal life, with complete bending of the knee for recreational and day-to-day activities. After the Flex Fixed Knee implant the patient is put on a rehabilitation (physical therapy) regimen to regain flexion after surgery.
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