Knee replacement is surgery for people with severe knee damage. Knee replacement can relieve pain and allow you to be more active. Your doctor may recommend it if you have knee pain and medicine and other treatments are not helping you anymore. Knee replacement candidates are often between the age range of 65-75, mainly because patients are likely to keep the knee prosthesis for the rest of their lives (15-20 years). New techniques allow for an implant to be removed and replaced, but our goal is to be able to implant a prosthesis that will last the patient a lifetime without revision.
A total knee replacement surgery replaces all three compartments of the unhealthy knee joint. The orthopedic surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from the surface of your knee joint and replaces them with a man-made surface of metal and plastic. In a partial knee replacement, the surgeon only replaces one part of your knee joint.
After a knee replacement, there are many activities that you can reasonably expect to be able to do after knee surgery: recreational walking, swimming, driving, biking, ballroom dancing, stair climbing. However, you will no longer be able to do certain activities, such as jogging and high-impact sports.
Benefits of knee replacement includes elimination of pain, renewed stability and movement, improved range of motion, correction of deformities, and quality of life improvement. Most patients are pain-free and able to bend their knees from 90° to 100°, resuming daily activities without restriction.
Turkey is gaining a reputation of providing state-of-the-art health care in many fields, such as orthopedics including knee surgery and arthroscopy with facilities located in Istanbul. In addition, medical costs for hip surgery in Turkey offer international medical travelers huge savings as 50% to 75% on costs for the same surgeries and procedures in other countries.