Knee problems are very common, and they occur in people of all ages. There are different kinds of diseases:
traumatic, related to a fracture, muscle or ligament rupture
post-traumatic as bone necrosis (bone death)
One of the main cause of knee joint diseases is the deterioration and wear of the cartilage, known as osteoarthritis, leading to bones rubbing directly against
each other. This wear is perceived as pain, which can become worse over time and limit motion.
In the early to mid-stages of osteoarthritis, often only one portion of the knee is damaged and affected by pain: this is usually the medial compartment.
In severe stages of osteoarthritis, loss of articular cartilage affects more than one area of the knee.
Knee problems can interfere with many things, from participation in sports to simply getting up from a chair and walking.
This can have a big impact on your quality of life.
If conservative measures to control your pain, inflammation and limited mobility are not effective in relieving your symptoms, your doctor may recommend you undergo either a Partial or Total Knee Replacement tailored specifically to your osteoarthritis location, severity and overall medical condition.
Successful knee replacement can result in dramatic pain relief and improvement in the knee joint function.