Overview of Knee Surgery
Patients who qualify for this type of surgery are those who experience pain in the knee when walking or limited range of motion caused by several diseases such as osteoporosis, runner’s knee, arthritis or due to traumatic injury of the knee.
How The Surgery Works?
- Complete Knee replacement surgery is usually carried out using computer assisted surgical systems.
- Unique equipment like electromagnetic or infrared video cameras shows pictures from inside the knee cavity onto video displays within an operational room.
- Such pictures are transported from the knee through a piece of surgical instrument called an endoscope, removing the need for large and painful incisions.
Diagnostic Tests Required Before The Surgery
- Knee joint aspiration
- Urine tests
- Blood tests
- CT scans – computed tomography
- MRIs – magnetic resonance imaging