The knee is a complex joint which consists of bone, cartilage, ligaments and tendons that make joint movements easy and at the same time more susceptible to various kinds of injuries. Knee problems may arise if any of these structures get injured by overuse or suddenly during sports activities. Injuries to the knee can be caused by degenerative disease such as arthritis, traumatic injuries and sports injuries.
Our blood consists of a liquid component known as plasma. It also consists of three main solid components which include the red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets. Platelets play an important role in forming blood clots. They also consist of special proteins, known as growth factors, which help with our body’s healing process.
Viscosupplementation refers to the injection of a hyaluronan preparation into the joint. Hyaluronan is a natural substance present in the joint fluid that assists in lubrication. It allows smooth movement of the cartilage covered articulating surfaces of the joint.
Cortisone is a corticosteroid released by the adrenal gland in response to stress and is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. Artificial preparations containing cortisone are injected directly into the affected joint to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
Physiotherapy or physical therapy is an exercise program that helps you to improve movement, relieve pain, encourage blood flow for faster healing, and restore your physical function and fitness level. The main aim of physical therapy is to make your daily activities such as walking, getting in and out of bed, or climbing stairs easier.
Knee Arthroscopy is a common surgical procedure performed using an arthroscope, a viewing instrument, to consider the knee joint to diagnose or treat a knee problem. It is a relatively safe procedure and most the patient’s discharge from the hospital on the same day of surgery.
Knee Replacement and Reconstruction
- Knee Osteotomy
- High Tibial Osteotomy
- Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
- Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
- Patellofemoral Knee Replacement
- What is new in Knee Replacement
- Computer Navigation for Total Knee Replacement
- Total Knee Replacement
- Revision Knee Replacement
- Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Surgery
- Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction
- Distal Realignment Procedures
- Arthroscopic Reconstruction of the Knee for Ligament Injuries
- PCL Reconstruction
- LCL Reconstruction
- ACL Reconstruction
- Outpatient Total Knee Replacement
- Tricompartmental Knee Replacement
- After Knee Replacement