Knee replacement: Alternative, Homeopathy

Knowledge on KNEE REPLACEMENT

Knee replacement, is a surgery to supplant the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to ease pain and inability, most ordinarily offered when joint pain isn't lessened by moderate sources and furthermore for other knee sicknesses like rheumatoid joint pain and psoriatic joint pain. In patients with extreme deformation from cutting edge rheumatoid joint pain, injury, or well established osteoarthritis, the medical procedure might be more confounded and convey higher trouble. Osteoporosis doesn't normally cause knee agony, distortion, or irritation and isn't motivation to perform knee substitution. It is also called knee arthroplasty.
 
Other significant reasons for incapacitating torment incorporate meniscus tears, ligament imperfections, and tendon tears. Crippling pain from osteoarthritis is significantly more typical in the old.
 
It is necessary when the knee bents and unable to walk with or without pain. In my practice I see, many patients are walking with the help of knee brace or support without pain.
 
Knee substitution or replacement is a medical procedure can be proceeded as an incomplete or an all out knee substitution. As a general rule, the medical procedure consists of supplanting the infected or harmed joint surfaces of the knee with metal and plastic parts molded to permit proceeded with movement of the knee.

Knee replacement


Cause of knee damage

The most well-known reason for ongoing knee agony and inability is joint inflammation. Despite the fact that there are many sorts of joint inflammation, most knee torment is brought about by only three sorts: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid joint pain, and post-horrible joint pain.
 
Osteoarthritis- It generally happens in individuals 50 years old and more seasoned, yet may happen in more youthful individuals, as well. The cartilage that pads the bones of the knee joints and resists the erosion during walking. The bones then rub against each other, causing knee torment and firmness.
Osteoarthritis and bone prods
Osteoarthritis frequently brings about bone scouring on bone. Bone spikes are a typical component of this type of joint pain.
 
Rheumatoid joint inflammation- This is an illness where the synovial layer that encompasses the joint becomes excited and thickened. This constant aggravation can harm the ligament and in the long run cause ligament misfortune, torment, and firmness. Rheumatoid joint pain is the most widely recognized type of gathering of problems, named "fiery joint pain."
 
Post-awful joint pain-This can follow a serious knee injury. Breaks of the bones encompassing the knee or tears of the knee tendons might harm the articular ligament after some time, causing knee agony and restricting knee capability.
 

Types of knee replacement

Total knee replacement (TKR): Medical procedure includes the substitution of the two sides of the knee joint. It is the most normal method.
 
 
Partial knee replacement (PKR): Incomplete substitution replaces just a single side of the knee joint. Less bone is eliminated, so the cut is more modest, however it doesn't keep going up to a complete substitution.
 
It is done when a single knee is affected. Post-usable restoration is more direct, there is less blood misfortune and a lower hazard of contamination and blood clumps.
 
The medical clinic stay and recuperation period are regularly more limited, and there is a higher opportunity of more normal development.
 

Complication can be found after surgery

There are many dangers can be tracked down after knee replacement surgery.
 
Infection
Coronary failure
There may be blood clots in the vessels.
Nerve damage around the knee
Stroke
Fever because of diseases, it very well may be low to high, relies upon contamination seriousness.
 

There are four fundamental stages to a knee replacement strategy:

 
Set up the bone. The harmed ligament surfaces at the closures of the femur and tibia are taken out, alongside a limited quantity of basic bone.
 
Position the metal inserts. It is inserted in the position to damage cartilage and bone over the joint. These metal parts might be solidified or "press-fit" into the bone.
 
Restore the patella. The under surface of the patella (kneecap) is cut and reemerged with a plastic button. Many surgeons don't want to restore the patella.
 
Embed a spacer. Here, a medical grade plastic spacer is embedded between the metal parts to make a smooth coasting surface.
 

Recovery and result

Generally a patient admitted in hospital 1 to 3 days after this surgery, and it depends upon severity.
 
There will be serious pain, yet a day after the technique clinical staff will urge patients to get up and attempt to stroll about, as a rule with a mobile guide of some sort or another. Adhering to the directions for rehabilitation is significant.
 
Exercise based recuperation meetings expect to reinforce the knee. These might be difficult, however they fundamentally decrease the risk of future intricacies.
 

Knee replacement age

Generally, above 50 years, because the joint deformity starts when osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis happens. It is not generally occur in young age. But remember it, above 80 years, it can be risky, because the chance of infection and recovery is very less due to poor calcium metabolism, and poor immune body response.
 

Knee replacement cost

In Kolkata, for total knee replacement, Rs 3 lakh to 4 lakh, and for partial knee replacement, Rs 1 lakh to 2 lakh or depends upon institution.

Weight lifting after Knee replacement

Weight lifting after knee replacement is to be avoided, you can lift 2 kgs to 5 kgs of household product only.
 

Knee damage, Homeopathic point of view

I see many patients in my own chamber with knee pain. Among them, especially the age of above 50 years would suffer from osteoarthritis, and others trauma or infections or metabolic disorders or autoimmune disease.
When you suffer from osteoarthritis, you should know, it is not a young disease or degeneration. You might feel a pain and cracking sound during walk for few years. We ignore, and the result is OA. Somebody comes with pain and cracking sound, they can be maintained, can lead a normal life. But when you come with deformity like varus and valgus and severe knee pain, then need more serious treatment or knee replacement. In my experience, I see, the knee replacement is not a successful surgery. It can be successful, apparently, but a few years later the suffering and pain come again.
 
I treat my patient in three ways: Homeopathic medicines > Supports or brace > Manual physiotherapy
 
I see, many patients do not maintain these three pods. They want only medicines, but do not take supports or physiotherapy exercise. Medicine can help a little bit, but need another two procedure simultaneously.
 
Generally, post menopausal women are the victim in most cases, rather men are also being affected. Actually, the estrogen helps in calcium metabolism in fertile life for women, After menopause it is withdrawn, only calcitonin helps in little bit which is secreted from parathyroid glands.
 
I prescribe two medicines, or three if much pain. These are SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALIS 200. 2 drops twice daily directly on tongue to continue, another medicine is CALCAREA PHOSPHORICUM 3X, 4 tablets twice daily to continue or as per physician's direction. When there is much pain, HYPERICUM 6 is the key medicine to reduce the pain, it can be taken 2 drops twice and SOS as per necessary.
 
Along with support and physiotherapy, exercise. Remember it, it can be maintained, do not expect cure. In this way, you can avoid knee surgery. But if there is deformity starts, you can of course feel better with above treatment, but can decide for knee surgery. 

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