Medical Science - Orthopedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Total knee arthroplasty or total knee replacement surgery is a procedure that is performed in a severely damaged knee joint to restore function and relieve pain. It involves replacing the damaged bone and cartilage from the kneecap, shinbone and thighbone with an artificial joint. The assessment of whether knee arthroplasty is required for a particular condition is determined by assessing the range of motion, strength and stability of the knee. X-ray imaging can offer visual insights to determine the extent of damage. The most common condition that causes knee pain and disability is osteoarthritis. The rate of complication post-surgery is generally low. Most people who have undergone total knee arthroplasty experience a good quality of life, substantial reduction in pain and better mobility. Different approaches, evaluations, methodologies and advanced studies on total knee arthroplasty have been included in this book. Some of the diverse topics covered in this book address the varied techniques and procedures of total knee arthroplasty. This book is a vital tool for all researching or studying orthopedic surgery as it gives incredible insights into emerging trends and concepts.