Knee damage can prevent us from performing simple activities such as walking and using the stairs and if medications are no longer making an impact on the pain, a knee replacement should be considered.
Knee damaged can be caused by arthritis, fractures and old injuries which can affect the quality of life, making simple tasks like walking, standing up and climbing stairs difficult and painful.
Knee surgery should be considered when:-
1. The knee has limited movement
2. Walking, bending and other everyday activities are painful.
3. Pain continues even when no pressure is applied or when the knee is being rested.
Normally a doctor would recommend a course of pain relief before suggesting a knee replacement. The most common cause for knee pain is arthritis: - Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and any congenital or other abnormalities.