The process of implantation of the prosthetic knee is to replace the injured cartilage of the tibia, femur and patella by a titanium sleeve covering their surfaces.
To implant a prosthetic knee minimal incisions are used, in order to achieve less damage in the structures of the Knee, muscle or tendons, plus a lower blood loss. With the prosthesis recovery is fast and successful.
The prosthesis is necessary in all processes or diseases with severe articular cartilage damage. Either by aging itself ( as in OA ), an illness (as in the Arthritis ), or major trauma that affected the articulation of the knee.
Benefits and risks of knee prostheses
The problems of the destruction of the articular cartilage of the knee are an important pain, deformity, lost mobility and limp, which are progressive and are increasing in intensity as time passes to produce an inability to walk, getting to invalidate the patient very significantly.
With the knee prosthesis disappearance of all this tuning is achieved, the patient can return to a normal life. As for contraindications, like any surgical act has risks, but with new techniques and advances these have decreased very significantly.