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KNEE REPLACEMENT
PACKAGE INCLUDES
  • Preoperative evaluations with the surgeon
  • Medical specialists during your stay in hospital (surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurse)
  • All hospital services (e.g. room, meals, operating room costs)
  • Surgical materials needed for your procedure and recommended by the doctor.
  • Drugs required for your procedure
  • Additional costs to provide your treatment (e.g. rental of special equipment)
  • One follow up visit with the surgeon.
  • Treatment clinically required related to your procedure: physiotherapy, removal of plaster casts, sutures, required radiology or tests.
  • Any re-admission to the hospital in Valencia, if medical complications arise from the original procedure.
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CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY
It is necessary for the candidate to be free of infection. Once you send your documentation and required tests, the doctor will determine if you are an eligible candidate for this procedure
Depending on the efforts of the patient the succes of the post operative progress can vary.

Knee replacement

Consists of replacing diseased or damaged joint surfaces of the knee with metal and plastic prosthetic devices. It is common to remove tumors, to relief severe pain in the knee from injury or arthritis that can usually limit mobility.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROCEDURE
Under anesthesia (chosen by the anesthesiologist) the procedure is performed to shave the joint cartilage at the end of the femur and tibia and uses prosthetic caps to fit them. Cement is used for reattachment to the bone. It will be required wearing pressure stockings and a drainage tube some days after the surgery. The quality of the bone, your activity and your age will affect in the selection of materials or fixing techniques.
BENEFITS
  • Relief of severe pain

  • Improve stability

  • Improve joint mobility
ALTERNATIVES
Consequences of delaying Surgery are that your pain and limited mobility can get worse over time. There is no cure for osteoarthritis.

Alternatives may be discussed with your surgeon, e.g.

Losing weight, stopping strenous exercise, use of a walking stick, some exercises for muscular strength around the knee, walking aids such as a walking stick or cane or fitting with specialized braces, an exercise program to strengthen the muscles around the knee joint to improve positioning and relieve pain.

Some drugs can reduce inflamation and pain.
RISKS
Every procedure has its own risks. 95% of patients will have no complication during a procedure, but it is necessary to know about them. It is important to compare risks to potential benefits.

COMMONS RISKS (2-5 PATIENTS OUT OF 100)
  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Thrombosis (blood clots in the legs)
  • Ligament damage around the knee
  • Joint stiffness

LESS COMMONS RISKS (1-2 PATIENTS OUT OF 100)
  • Infection occurring around the joint years after the surgery
  • Infection requiring antibiotics and in some cases hospitalization
RARE RISKS (LESS THAN 1 PATIENT OUT OF 100)
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Injury to nerves or blood vessels
  • Loosening or dislocation of the prosthetic devices
  • Altered leg length
POST-OPERATIVE CARE
After spending a few days in hospital, doctors will give you advice about general exercises for your new knee.
During six weeks it is not recommended to stand or drive for a long time. Your walking progress depends on your own age, health and exercises. The duration of recovery to be fully comfortable again can vary from person to person, from 6 to 8 weeks

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