Knee replacement surgery in Egypt – all you need to know

The knee joint is one of the joints that we depend on most for movement, and therefore it is susceptible to many injuries.

In recent years, there have been many methods used to treat various injuries in the knee joint, the most important of which is the operation to replace the knee joint, which constitutes a final solution to the pain of chronic knee injuries after the failure of other treatment methods, what are the reasons for changing the knee joint and what is the success rate of the operation to replace the knee joint in Egypt – This is what will be discussed in detail between the parts of the article with Dr. Bajad Hisham – teacher and consultant of orthopedics, joints and endoscopy at the Kasr Al-Aini Faculty of Medicine, a fellow of the Royal College of Orthopedics and Traumatology – continue reading.

Knee replacement surgery

There is no doubt that the knee joint plays a major role in movement, which makes any injury to it greatly hinder the freedom of the individual, and here the person resorts to searching for all available solutions for treatment, and the process of replacing the knee joint in Egypt is one of the most famous procedures used to treat severe injuries in the knee.

Knee replacement surgery is a surgical procedure in which the damaged joint is replaced with an artificial joint, a procedure that aims to improve knee movement and significantly reduce pain.

Reasons for changing the knee joint

A person needs a knee joint replacement operation when there is severe damage to the joint that causes severe pain and inability to move. Among the most common causes of knee joint damage are:

  • Advanced degrees of arthritis of various types, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Joint stiffness.
  • Advanced degrees of osteoarthritis and cartilage erosion.
  • An accident leads to severe damage to the bones or ligaments in the joint.

Mostly, the doctor tries to treat the condition using various pharmacological and conservative methods (physiotherapy), but if the pain persists and the inability to move, the doctor may resort to knee joint replacement surgery as a final solution to this problem.

The success rate of knee replacement surgery

The patient may feel anxious when the doctor advises him to undergo knee replacement surgery as a final solution to the pain. This is because it is a surgical operation, but you do not need to worry as the knee joint replacement operation in Egypt has witnessed a great development in the past years, and when you search for the success rate of the knee joint replacement operation, you find it high and reaches 95% and more – which makes you more reassured when undergoing this procedure.

Achieving a high recovery rate, of course, depends on your choice of a highly experienced surgeon, and a center that works with the latest technology – so you have to be meticulous in your search for the medical center where the procedure will take place.

The basic steps of knee replacement surgery

Of course, the steps taken to perform the knee joint procedure differ from one patient to another depending on the general health condition of the patient, the degree of damage the joint suffers from, and whether it needs a complete or partial replacement in the joint.

In this paragraph, let us give you an overview of the steps involved in the process of replacing the knee joint in general, which are as follows:

  • In the beginning, before starting the process of replacing the knee joint, the doctor asks you to undergo x-rays and laboratory tests, in order to ensure the correct diagnosis and the absence of any objection to undergoing a surgical procedure or any reason for the possibility of complications.
  • The surgeon begins by sterilizing the operation site well to avoid infection.
  • A surgical incision is opened in the knee area, so that the doctor begins, through this incision, to replace the damaged parts of the joint.
  • The affected bone and cartilage are removed without compromising the healthy parts.
  • In the case of a total knee replacement, the new bone is implanted into the femur, tibia, and patella.
  • It is ensured that the artificial joint is installed in the correct way, and that it is free to move without any hindrance.
  • The doctor closes the surgical incision, so the steps of the knee replacement surgery end here.

After the operation, the doctor may advise you to continue physical therapy for a period of 3 months or more, depending on your condition. Do not neglect this advice, because it has a major role in the speed of recovery.

The recovery period and the most important tips after knee replacement surgery

The recovery period after knee joint replacement surgery varies according to the patient’s condition and method of treatment, but usually the patient needs a period of no less than 6 weeks to return to normal movement, and among the most important tips of Dr. Bajad Hisham that help you in a quick recovery:

  • Commitment to physical therapy.
  • Maintain periodic follow-up until complete recovery.
  • Take care to maintain an ideal weight.
  • Healthy eating, drinking appropriate amounts of water.
  • Change your lifestyle and avoid walking for long periods.
  • Avoid sitting or sleeping on the affected side for long periods in the first days after the operation.
  • Follow the doctor’s advice carefully, and take the prescribed medications regularly.

Physical therapy after knee joint replacement

After knee joint replacement surgery (knee replacement), physical therapy is an important part of the recovery process and restoring normal movement and function to the knee. The overall goal of physical therapy after a knee replacement is to strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee, restore joint flexibility, improve balance and stability, reduce swelling and inflammation, increase range of motion, and improve overall knee function.

Physical therapy sessions after a knee replacement may include several techniques and exercises, including:

Muscle strengthening exercises: Includes exercises to strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee, such as the quadriceps and flexor muscles.
Flexibility improvement exercises: Help improve joint flexibility and stretch the surrounding muscles and tendons.
Balance and stability exercises: Includes exercises to improve balance and stability and reduce the risk of falls and joint-related injuries.
Functional movement exercises: aim to restore normal functional movements of the knee, such as walking, going up and down stairs.
Manual therapy techniques: Physical therapists may use techniques such as massage, massage, and manual stretching to improve circulation, relieve inflammation, and improve flexibility.
The physical therapy program should be tailored to the patient’s condition and individual needs, and should be directed and monitored by a specialist knee physical therapist.

دكتور عظام بمصر

Dr. Bajad Hisham Knee Replacement Center – your best choice

We, in turn, help the patient by all means to get rid of the pain he suffers, so we are interested in our center in bringing all the new devices and tools used globally in the process of replacing the knee joint to our center, so that we can perform the procedure with the least degree of pain and the least possibility of exposure to any complications.

Not only that, we have a medical team trained at the highest level and constantly following the latest technologies used in the treatment of various knee injuries, which makes us able to achieve the highest success rate of knee replacement surgery in Egypt in our center and under the supervision of Dr. Bajad Hisham – teacher and consultant of orthopedics and joints Endoscopy at the Faculty of Medicine, Kasr Al-Aini, Fellow of the Royal College of Orthopedics and Traumatology.

Thus, we have learned about the reasons for changing the knee joint, how it is done, and what is the success rate of the knee joint replacement operation in Egypt. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us now, and you will find the medical team of the center ready to help you at all times – contact us now.

إقرأ ايضا : دكتور عظام في الشيخ زايد

FAQ about knee replacement surgery

  • Does the patient need to stay in the hospital after knee replacement surgery?

The patient usually needs to stay in the hospital for a period ranging from 2 to 5 days after the knee joint replacement surgery, in order to make sure that he recovers and to ensure that there are no complications.

  • Does knee joint replacement surgery require specific types of food?

Knee joint replacement surgery does not require specific types of food, but the patient must avoid fatty and high-calorie foods, and eat healthy foods rich in protein and fiber to speed up recovery.

  • What sports can be practiced after knee replacement surgery?

The patient can practice low-intensity sports such as walking, stationary cycling, and swimming, but only after consulting the attending physician.