What Should You Know About Knee Replacement Surgery in India?
During knee replacement surgery, your orthopaedic surgeon uses resurfacing material in order to rectify the damaged knee with different type of artificial components. These are commonly known as implants.
There are different types of implants available in the market.
Your doctor will suggest the best one by considering the following mentioned factors:
• It is based on the knee problem and knee anatomy.
• IT is also based on the age, weight, activity level and general health of the person.
• The cost and the performance record of the implant.
• The implant must have the expected life of 15 to 20 years.
• The implant must have a good track record in the joint replacement recipients.
Orthopedic surgeons are continually improving the design of artificial joint replacements. There are a variety of implant designs and have been used in multiple patients.
Knee replacement implant designs mainly use the metal shell. These metal shells are used to cover the thigh bone and the top of the shin bone. This is also important to make the metal shell with the total replica of the knee joint.
A gender-specific knee replacement implant is specially designed for the male or female. The size of the implant is different and designed according to the patient customized requirements.
In previous time periods, implants were prepared according to the average size. This means that implants are slightly larger or smaller than the average. But the average size of the woman knee joint is different from the average size of the man’s knee joint. Gender-specific implants are designed in the same way, but the only difference is in the man’s bone or woman’s bone.