Disadvantages of Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee replacement surgery has been one of the most popular treatment methods in the world and in our country for over 30 years. There is no serious risk or harm in general. However, as with any surgery and surgery, there are some risks involved in knee replacement surgery. In order to avoid a possible risk after surgery, it is necessary to carry out the necessary examinations and research prior to surgery and to take care of the choice of the doctor and the institution to perform the surgery.
Possible Risks In Knee Replacement Surgery
- Implant fracture: Of course, the reasons for this condition include the material used and the person performing the surgery. But the biggest cause of this condition is excessive weight, movements and activities that force the knee region.
- Bone Abrasion: After knee replacement surgery, abrasions may occur in the bones around the prosthesis. This can lead to a re-function-loss of the knee and pain.
- Infection: As with any surgery, a non-sterile sloppy environment, or for a variety of reasons, the surgical region may become infected.
- Blood Coagulation: Knee replacement surgery directly affects the veins of the legs. This may occur if the circulation of blood in the veins in the legs is disrupted after surgery. For this reason, the leg should be moved and blood circulation should be accelerated by doing exercises with certain tempos after surgery.
- Allergic Reactions: In rare cases, the body of some patients may have an allergic reaction to the implant metal applied to the knee area. The easiest way to prevent this is to determine whether a patient has this type of allergy prior to a knee replacement surgery.
In Which Circumstances Should Knee Replacement Surgery Not Be Performed?
- As with any surgery, there are situations where knee replacement surgery is inconvenient and risky, and these situations can be listed as follows:
- If the bones of the patient are weak or the patient has osteoporosis that can not carry the prosthesis.
- If there is an active infection in the knee area that has not yet been healed, or if there has been a serious infection before.
- If the veins in the knees have been damaged by various causes.
- If the muscles in the region have lost function or are damaged.
If the patient has insufficient bone development, etc.