Benefits and harms of knee replacement surgery – a comprehensive guide

The knee joint is one of the joints that is highly relied upon for movement, and with age or when suffering an injury in the joint, a problem may occur in the joint movement mechanism, causing many symptoms that eventually result in the patient’s inability to carry out daily activities in a normal manner. .
In most cases, the final solution to this problem is to undergo knee replacement surgery. What is the process? What about the benefits and harms of knee joint replacement? And how can you reach the right decision about whether or not to perform the operation? This is what we discuss in detail between the parts of the article with Dr. Bejad Hisham (teacher and consultant of orthopedics, joints, and laparoscopic surgery at the Kasr Al-Aini Faculty of Medicine, and a fellow of the Royal College of Orthopedics and Traumatology). Follow us.

Knee replacement surgery and the reasons for resorting to it

Knee replacement surgery is a surgical procedure in which the damaged joint in the knee is replaced with an artificial joint, and this operation is one of the most common surgical procedures in the field of orthopedics.

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Reasons for resorting to knee replacement surgery

Knee joint replacement surgery is resorted to when there is substantial damage to the joint that negatively affects the life of the individual and causes constant pain and restriction of knee movement. Among the most common reasons for resorting to knee joint replacement surgery are:

  • Joint erosion.
  • Exposure to acute injury or fracture in the knee joint.
  • Some chronic diseases such as degenerative arthritis and rheumatic diseases.
  • The presence of a deformity in the structure of the knee due to genetic factors, cartilage rupture, or exposure to repeated infections.

Mostly, the doctor starts with pharmacological and conservative treatments, but in the event that they are not effective, joint replacement can be the best option.
However, patients should be aware of the potential benefits and harms of knee replacement surgery before they decide to have it, and this is what we discuss in detail in the next paragraph.

Benefits of knee replacement surgery

Before talking about the damages of the knee joint replacement operation, let us mention to you an overview of the most important benefits of the operation, so that we have covered the issue in all its aspects.Knee replacement surgery offers many benefits to patients who suffer from knee joint problems, the most important of which are:

  • Reducing pain and improving the quality of life for patients.
  • Restore normal movement of the knee and the ability to perform activities normally.
  • Return to an active life and participate in sports and social activities with more comfort and ability.
  • Improve endurance, physical ability and the ability to perform exercises without pain or restriction.
  • Improving mental health, as pain is relieved and movement is restored, which makes the patient feel psychologically better and more comfortable.

This was about the benefits. You may now be wondering about the damages of knee joint replacement surgery in order to be able to reach the right decision. Let us mention for you the most famous possible damages in the next paragraph.

Damages of knee replacement surgery

The question about the damages of knee joint replacement surgery is one of the first questions of any patient after presenting the operation as an ideal solution for his condition. And for fear of exposure to any complications after the operation, let us mention to you the most important damages of the knee joint replacement operation, which are as follows:

  • Risks of surgery Like any surgical procedure, knee joint replacement may carry potential surgical risks, including blood clotting, infection, bleeding from surgery, damage to blood vessels or nerves, and blood clots in the deep veins.
  • Some problems may occur with the implanted artificial joint, such as joint infections, damage to the artificial joint, blood leakage, and component separation.
  • Patients who undergo knee joint replacement surgery may need a long and intensive rehabilitation period, physiotherapy sessions and specific exercises to restore movement and muscle strength. Full recovery may take several months and this poses a problem for some patients.

Perhaps you are now confused in making the decision to undergo the operation, let us make this confusion easier for you – continue to the next paragraph.

Knee joint replacement surgery without damage – is it possible?

In the previous paragraph, we mentioned to you the most important damages of knee replacement surgery. Let us, in this paragraph, present you how to avoid these damages in order to get the required results without complications and in the shortest possible recovery period. Here is the solution:

  • Choose a doctor of orthopedics and joints who is distinguished in his field, who uses the latest equipment and is constantly following the latest technologies used in diagnosis and treatment, such as arthroscopy. Of course, this avoids exposure to potential risks of surgery.
  • Make sure that you choose the center that is known for the quality of the service provided, starting with sterilization and equipment for the operation, using the best types of artificial joints, and paying attention to medical care after the operation until full recovery.
  • Follow the doctor’s instructions after the operation carefully, and avoid rushing into daily activities unless the doctor allows you to do so. This avoids any complications during the recovery period, which makes you regain your ability to move the joint in a short time.

Following these tips ensures that you will achieve the desired results from the operation without being exposed to any of the damages of the knee joint replacement process, and if you have any other questions about the potential damages – contact us now to answer all your inquiries and help you make the right decision.

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The best centers for knee replacement surgery in Egypt

We, at Dr. Bajad Hisham Center, care about the smallest details to achieve the best results in knee joint replacement operations. We constantly follow all the science that has reached in the field of orthopedic surgery, and we bring all the advanced equipment to be able to achieve the desired results with the least degree of exposure to any of the damages of the replacement surgery. The knee joint.
All this enables us to achieve the best results, and you can make sure of this by following our social media pages, and seeing the cases that we, thanks to God, are able to help day after day.

If you suffer from any kind of dysfunction in your knee joint, contact us now and leave the task of restoring your strength and fitness to us – and rest assured that you are in the right place.


  • How long is the recovery from knee joint surgery?
    Recovery from knee joint replacement surgery may take a period of 3 to 6 months, but this varies depending on many factors, the most important of which is the patient’s general health condition and the quality of the artificial joint used in the operation.
  • What is the success rate of knee replacement surgery?
    The success rate of knee joint replacement is more than 95%, and this depends on your choice of a center of excellence that can provide high-quality service.

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