When a person has end-stage arthritis of the knee, a condition where bones begin to rub on each other, mobility can become extremely painful. In such cases, knee replacement surgery remains the only option that can bring back the quality of life and a pain-free existence. Knee replacement procedure has evolved significantly over several decades and has now become a relatively risk-free surgical procedure. New techniques and implants are enabling a near-perfect knee motion vis-à-vis the natural knee movement. Different types of implants exist that give a much greater range of motion and stability to the knee. Advances in materials used for implants promise a longer shelf-life of the artificial knee, thus avoiding the need for a revision surgery. With ever increasing disease and disability burden due to orthopedic ailments such as arthritis, knee replacement procedure can be the savior. Here’s an infographic that shows how Knee Replacement has evolved over the years, major techniques used and other useful information about the procedure.
An infographic by Healthclues.