Pain in your knee can be a real inconvenience and can stop you living the life you want to lead. You may struggle to do sports, walk any distance or do normal tasks around the house and garden.
But knee pain does not have to be lived with. Painkillers and physiotherapy may help in some cases, but if you have long-lasting, more severe, pain you may want to consider a knee replacement operation.
Knee replacement surgery
Knee replacement surgery is usually carried out when arthritis has badly affected the knee or the knee has been injured. The cartilage which covers the bony surfaces of the knee joint becomes worn away, which causes pain. The knee may also be visibly swollen.
Your GP is the first person to approach to advise on whether a knee replacement is likely to be an option for you. Such surgery normally involves a few days in hospital and a period of recovery at home during which you may need physiotherapy and help around the house.
Many people recover quickly from a knee operation and find they are once again able to do the things they enjoy.
If you are interested in knee replacement surgery, Ramsay Health Care can help. You won’t have to wait to see a Consultant - we offer consultations and operations at a time to suit you. In addition, we have first class facilities and our private patients benefit from our Premium Care package.
Contact your local Ramsay hospital to book an appointment or for more information. Treatment may be covered by medical insurance and self pay packages are available on request.
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