Total Knee Replacement
Experience the highest standard of care for total knee replacement. Dr. Saldanha and his skilled team are dedicated to enhancing your mobility and well being.
Total knee replacement, also known as arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure commonly performed to relieve severe pain and restore function in patients suffering from arthritis or serious knee injuries. Patients usually consider this surgery when non-surgical interventions such as physical therapy and medications fail to alleviate symptoms, and daily activities become a struggle due to persistent knee pain, stiffness, or instability.
The total knee replacement procedure involves the surgeon removing the damaged cartilage and bone surfaces from the knee joint, and replacing them with an artificial joint made of metal and plastic components. This new joint mimics the natural movement of the knee, aiming to restore mobility and eliminate pain.
Recovery from a total knee replacement varies among individuals but typically involves a mix of physical therapy, pain management, and a gradual return to daily activities. Full recovery may take several months, but with dedicated adherence to rehabilitation protocols, most patients can expect significant improvements in mobility and a reduction in pain.
The advent of robotic knee replacement has revolutionized the total knee replacement procedure. This technology allows for greater precision in removing damaged tissues and positioning the artificial joint, which can lead to more accurate alignment and potentially longer-lasting implants. Additionally, by using preoperative imaging to create a 3D model of the knee, surgeons can develop a personalized surgical plan tailored to the unique anatomy of each patient. This individualized approach can potentially lead to improved outcomes, faster recovery, and an enhanced quality of life for patients undergoing total knee replacement. Thus, the combination of surgical expertise and robotic technology has marked a significant advancement in the field of knee replacement surgery.