Knee cap replacement
A New and Better Way to Restore Knee Function and Relieve the Pain of Kneecap Arthritis and Wear
Pain and loss of function from kneecap (patella) arthritis and cartilage wear is a common problem afflicting up to 10 % of the population. Often patients undergo multiple operations only to end up with severe disability.This is because many of the traditional solutions have been shown to have fairly high failure rates averaging 30 %. In addition,establishing the correct cause of kneecap pain and knowing when to perform any one operation and as importantly knowing what operation not to do is critical to successful treatment.
n Severe PFJ signs & symptoms.
n Radiological evidence of PFJ O.A.
n Failed re-alignment PFJ.
n Failed patellectomy.
n Arthroscopic finding of pure PFJ O.A.
n Young patient with early O.A.
n Post traumatic fracture patella.
POST OP CARE
n Drains & dressing are out after 24 hours.
n Patient can start knee exercise immediately.
n Quadriceps activity and walking at 24 hours.
n Cryo-cuff if there is swelling.
n Anti-inflammatory to reduce pain and swelling.
n With advanced accelerated rehab patient will go home after 4-6 days.