There are some simple things you can do to make certain you recuperate from your knee as soon as possible. They are not complicated or very costly. They need your attention, both before and after knee surgery. At the same time, your body reacts to knee surgery, begins to heal itself. Unfortunately, some of these reactions may hinder the healing and subsequent recovery. The body's resources are stretched to meet all your needs. The reactions of pain, swelling and inflammation are expected.

The body's ability to recover from any assault depends on a number of things. Adequate rest is one. Most healing occurs at night. Stress relief is another. Stress, or to be more forceful, the response of fight or flight, releases different chemicals in the body that steer work away from the long-term care and more rapid response capacity. You want to avoid this. The last requirement is the presence of adequate and proper nutrients for the body to repair tissue and decrease swelling.

The knee joint arthritis can be mended, either partly or full – called as partial knee replacement and full knee replacement. Partial knee replacement is also known as UNI. If the bone disease is confined only inside of the knee in the 'medial' side, the surgeon simply treats the damaged surfaces with UNI. The repaired surface on that side of the knee is then partly covered with a mixture of metal and plastic bearings. For this reason, a UNI knee replacement is measured less insidious and can give a to a great extent shorter recovery times after the surgical treatment.

The main limitation with the UNI procedure is that surgical treatment only works for the bones that have not been badly damaged by arthritis. It also needs that the other ("lateral") of the knee joint has healthy cartilage. The average age of patients UNI knee will therefore be much younger than those who go for full knee replacement. This means that the UNI rejuvenation choice can only be a good alternative for a small percentage of patients with knee problem.

In general, UNI knee replacements are not executed in patients with arthritic damage on both sides of the knee. In arthritic knees over, there will be substantial erosion and malformation on both sides of the knee joint (as in 'media' and the sides "lateral"). This will entail additional repair than the joint bone and the bone under the joint and, sometimes behind the kneecap. UNI knee can not accommodate these critical changes in bone structure. Consequently, in this case surgeon often opts for operation of performing a total knee replacement - bone resurfacing metal lid and tray.

Note that the most common method of implant fixation to the bone with bone cement. There are also options to provide for the establishment and growth of bone implants (fixation of bony growths). The final step is the insertion of a plastic cover on the metal tray to act as bearing knee to knee joint. There are other orthopedic treatment options to consider. Most patients do not get their knee patella replacement, although this may become an option on the road. There is also evidence of knee operations that make use of smaller incisions (MIS: "minimally invasive surgery) and the use of different types of instruments such as computer-assisted navigation (NAV).

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The Author is a medical expert by profession and has written articles on various health related issues. At present,She is working for and writing on the topics like: full knee replacement, obesity weight loss surgery, cancer treatment in india, orthopaedic treatment, cosmetic facelift, orthopedic treatment, dental smile makeover etc.