Knee problems such as osteoarthritis (also called degenerative arthritis), rheumatoid arthritis and past injury can cause the bone and cartilage in the joint to wear away. This wear and tear can cause knee pain. People who need knee replacement surgery usually have problems walking, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of chairs. Some also have knee pain at rest.
If nonsurgical treatment has failed, knee replacement surgery may be an option. During a knee replacement, the surgeon removes worn-out pieces of bone and cartilage and replaces them with metal and plastic. The main goal of this procedure is to reduce knee pain; it may also improve function and reduce or eliminate a limp.
When it comes to knee replacement, the experience of your surgeon can make a difference in how well you do after the procedure. Joint replacement surgeons in Iran are among the most experienced in the Asia, and they have pioneered ways to perform the surgery that minimize patients’ pain after surgery and enable them to leave the hospital shortly after the procedure. Your doctor can choose from a variety of knee replacement prostheses and surgical techniques, considering your age, weight, activity level, knee size and shape, and overall health.