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The total knee replacement is a surgical process that replaced diseased or damaged joint layers form the knee with metal and plastic prosthetic devices. It may be performed under the general and spinal anesthesia. During the process the doctors shaves the joint cartilage at the ends of the femur and tibia, with the prosthetic caps. The patient can return from the surgery with a large dressing on the knee. The drainage tube will be in place drain excess fluids from the fixing point in the day’s behalf surgery. The patients should require wearing pressure stockings urgently after the surgery to prohibit blood clotting. In most of the cases, the knee replacements are performed to remove the tumors of the knee.

The total knee replacement is surgical method whereby diseased knee joint is been replaced with the artificial material. Knee is hinge joint that gives motion at point where thigh meets lower leg. Thigh bone (and femur) abuts large bone of lower leg (tibia) at a knee joint. During the total knee replacement, end of femur bone is been removed & replaced with the metal shell. End of lower leg bone is removed & replaced with the channeled plastic piece with metal stem. That depends on condition of kneecap portion of knee joint, plastic "button" might get added under kneecap surface.

Posterior cruciate ligament is tissue, which generally stabilizes every side of knee joint so lower leg can’t slide backward with relation to thigh bone. In the total knee replacement surgery, the ligament is retained, sacrificed and substituted by polyethylene post. All of various designs of the total knee replacement has the benefits & risks. The total knee replacement surgery is been considered for the patients whose joints are damaged by progressive trauma, arthritis, and other rare destructive diseases of joint. Most common reason for the knee replacement in United States is the severe  osteoarthritis of knees.

Regardless of cause of damage to joint, resulting increasing pain & stiffness as well as decreasing every day function lead patient to think of total knee replacement. The decisions about regarding whether and when to undergo the knee replacement surgery are not very easy. Patients must understand risks and benefits prior to making the decisions.

What are risks of undergoing total knee replacement?

The risks of the total knee replacement include the blood clots in legs, which will travel to lungs (pulmonary embolism). The pulmonary embolism will cause shortness of chest pain, breath, as well as shock. Some other risks that include urinary tract infection, vomiting and nausea (generally related to the pain medication), the chronic knee pain as well as stiffness, bleeding in knee joint, blood vessel injury, nerve damage, as well as infection of knee that will need re-operation. Moreover, risks of the anesthesia include heart, lung, kidney, as well as liver damage.

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